Several days ago, I began taking a leadership training class designed to make me a more effective leader. Thus far I have learned a lot. In reflecting critically on the information that has been disseminated thus far, I realize that I will need to eliminate several bad habits in order to become a more effective leader. If you are also in the process of becoming a leader, you should also consider eliminating the following habits:
Overeating is a bad habit that can preclude you from achieving your full potential for several reasons. First of all, it can precipitate obesity. Because obesity is the health condition that can facilitate others such as diabetes and heart disease, overeating is an activity that can greatly compromise your health. In addition to compromising your health, eating too much is oftentimes a vehicle people use to avoid addressing negative emotions that result from problems they have in their lives. When you fail to address the source of your problem by masking it with an activity like overeating, you are precluding the problem from being solved.
2. Mistreating Loved Ones.
Unfortunately, this bad habit seems to be common throughout humanity. There could be many reasons for this, including the fact that we often feel that our loved ones will not abandon or harm us even if we treat them in a lackluster way. Despite the fact that this is often the case, it is important that we treat our loved ones with the respect and honor they deserve. In general, they are the ones who afford us the time, money, and attention necessary to mold us into personally and professionally successful people. In discussing the phenomenon of mistreating loved ones, MindBodyGreen encourages people to open up to loved ones regarding what’s bothering them instead of being jerky.
3. Living In The Past.
Although we should all learn from the past, we definitely shouldn’t live in it. Because the phrase “living in the past” is a relatively common one to hear, its meaning is often lost on the listener. But it shouldn’t be because the meaning is powerful and negatively so. In short, living in the past means that you spend more time reflecting on the things you’ve said and done in previous years rather than concentrating on how to make your future more productive and positive. When you live in the past, you are much less likely to reach your full potential and make a positive impact on the world. With this in mind, you should do all you can to learn from your previous mistakes, forgive yourself and others for misdeeds, and continue learning and growing.
If you are attempting to make your personal or professional life more effective and fulfilling, you should think critically about whether you have any bad habits that could be holding you back. If any of the bad habits listed above is an integral aspect of your life, doing all that you can to eliminate it will likely make you a much more productive and positive person. Good luck! :)