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Start a successful new year by giving up these 5 habits

Sometimes, in order to become successful and get closer to the person we want to become, we do not need to add more things. Instead, we need to give up some of the habits we already have. Even though everyone has a different definition of success, there are certain things that are universal and can make you successful if you give them up.

Giving up on some of the habits might take longer but here are the few which you can leave today for a better next year in your life.

Delaying investment in training:

Adding new skills to your skill set is an investment for future. But you develop a habit of delaying the things that are subjected to happen in future. Leaving this one habit will make you better prepared for the coming year.

Acquiring knowledge:

With the advancement in technology, information has become accessible quickly and cheaply. Instead of reading books and just listening to the information, apply the knowledge wherever possible. Just having information is not enough; it’s how you apply it.

Look for ideas at the top:

According to experts, ideas can come from anywhere. It is not necessary that great ideas will emerge only in the traditional organizations where knowledge is hoarded and privileged. They can come from you most engaging employees regardless of their post or rank.

Getting more done:

Being busy does not mean accomplishing more. No matter wherever you are born and background you belong, there are only 24 hours in a day. The habit of obsessing over the productivity metrics stops you from achieving good results. Therefore, set a long-term vision and focus on the outcome.

Speaking in Business BS:

Speaking the time-honored language of business does make you seem intelligent. But it excludes the people who are unable to understand it. This is something that not only ends your authenticity but also hampers your own progress. The best way is to be direct and inclusive.

Via: Business Insider

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Written by Hisham Sarwar

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