Someone can sabotage themselves in many ways, including self-doubt, and consistent procrastination. Some may find it difficult to ditch these habits in order to grow into a healthy person with a mindset to match. There are a number of these habits that can be difficult for people to spot in themselves.

Identifying these kinds of negative habits can save them a lot of time and grief in many people’s professional—and personal—development. Here are self-sabotaging habits to be mindful of.
 1. Procrastination  
Putting off constantly can allow you to get behind. You are in a way telling yourself you still have more time, and you will get to it. Unfortunately, the problem arises when you’re waiting until a project or job must be completed. Putting off leaves little to no time to fix mistakes and do a thorough job.
One of the best ways to beat procrastination can be as simply done by setting deadlines and mini-deadlines for yourself to work toward your objective. This way you can have your objective met within a set amount of time without stressing.
2. Not Having A Future Vision
A self-sabotaging habit that many should be wary of is when they only think about the here and now. It is best to have a vision for the future in mind and in action. One should know why and how’s to accomplish what they have planned as best as they can. A future vision fuels the current work ethic.

3. Not Admitting Your Wrongs

One huge issue a lot of people have is taking a stance on things and not willing to admit that they are not always right. They rather blame and brush off the truth when they are wrong. In all honesty, there is nothing wrong with being wrong. 

Be teachable. There is no perfect human mentally and physically. True self-growth stems from the lessons learned and how you choose to move forward in those circumstances.

4. Making Excuses

It can be easy to find to blame for an unexpected outcome. Placing blame should be avoided because it’s a barrier to solutions. When one takes on responsibility for failure, they allow themselves the opportunity to identify how the problem occurred and how to prevent it from reoccurring. It’s no success that comes when you will keep finding excuses for problems, rather than solving them.

5. Not Having A Routine

A daily routine can help you stay on track. For example, without any sort of daily routine, you may find yourself forgetting an important task until the end of the week and must rush to get it finished.

Or you might, always be fitting in brunch and dinner dates with friends and family during the times that you should be getting work done. It’s best to create a routine for yourself—for work and for personal chores.

6. Perfectionism

Have you ever been working on a project that you keep feeling is not good enough? I know I have. I went back and forth with trying to perfect my craft. I learned that it is often our instinct to put our all into our craft.

However, lowering the level of effort we put into certain tasks can free up time. We can then use that free time to invest in more important things where that extra attention can yield more of a return.

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  1. Great read! This is very true, I need to het better at having a routine.

    1. Thank you so much! Girl, get you a nice routine and live it up.

  2. Each person who is obsessed with such problems completely closes before himself all the possibilities that he may have with further development.