Successful people have many habits that help them succeed, such as waking up and turning in early, learning new things all the time, reading (they make it a habit, not a hobby), not admitting defeat, admitting mistakes, patience and many others. However, they also avoid habits that hinder success and productivity, such as:
1- They say no when they need to. Maybe we were taught by our parents and seniors that it is not polite to refuse helping others. However, this means trying to hold something in your lab when your hands are already full. Successful people say no when they know they can’t handle extra tasks.
2- Doing many things at the same time (multitasking). This habit might seem clever but only apparently. This can tire out our brains and make it very difficult to concentrate on one thing. With time, you become used to not being able to concentrate on one thing even if you really need to.
3- Checking emails unless they really need to. Usually they do that once or twice a day. They are not like others who keep logging in and logging out every half an hour or so. They know that this obsession with emails can eat up valuable time and energy.
4- Staying where distractions are. They pick quite places for work so they wouldn’t be disturbed by noise. They ask others not to interrupt them so they can be able to concentrate on their work better.
5- Tolerating clutter. For successful people, it is all about order. So, working somewhere disorganized lessens productivity and consumes time and energy. Therefore, they never tolerate clutter, and they try to make where they work as neat and tidy as possible.