Make good your bad habits

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Success does not happen over night, you may be delighted to hear. Sahil Bloom has written a wonderful post on examining your habits, and how to make them count on your path to meeting your objective.

‘There’s a story I love about Spanish painter Pablo Picasso that captures the essence of the myth very well:

Picasso was walking through the market one day when a woman approached him.

She pulled out a piece of paper and said, “Mr. Picasso, I am a fan of your work. Please, could you do a little drawing for me?”

Picasso smiled and quickly drew a small, but beautiful piece of art on the paper. He handed it back to her.

“That will be one million dollars.”

“But Mr. Picasso,” the woman protested, “It only took you thirty seconds to draw this little masterpiece.”

Picasso smiled, “On the contrary, it took me thirty years to draw that masterpiece in thirty seconds.”

The lesson: extraordinary success is simply the byproduct of a large volume of ordinary actions.

The quality of our daily habits governs the ultimate quality of our long-term outcomes.

I frequently write and speak about the good habits—the ones that positively contribute to your desired outcomes.

But what about the bad habits?

Just as we want to identify that which will propel us forward, isn’t it at least as important to know that which is holding us back?

In that vein, today’s piece will cover 18 bad habits that are holding you back from reaching your potential. All of these are bad habits I have—or currently am—struggling with, so you definitely aren’t alone in this fight!’

Read the rest of this useful article to identify which habits you would like to eliminate, minimise or enhance.

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