7 Habits That Destroy Your Motivation

Habits That Destroy Your Motivation
(Last Updated On: March 9, 2019)

Habits control human life. Some habits are the reason for your success and some habits are like magnets that pull you away from your goals. They destroy your motivation and slow down your growth. 

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7 Habits That Destroy Your Motivation

Many people do not identify the habits that destroy motivation. Some people want to stop their habits, but find it difficult to break because those habits make them feel good. These habits take them to the wrong direction they don’t want.

Watch the video explaining about 7 habits that are destroying motivation. This video will help you stop being lazy and boost your productivity and show you what habits are hurting your motivation.

1. Perfectionism.

Most people have a wrong understanding that to be more productive, have to do everything perfectly. Perfectionism has nothing to do with how much you care about your work. It often comes from a fear of failure and hurts your work. Many people waste their valuable time and energy by doing overtime work to ensure every little detail of the work is perfect. And in the end, they will end up with no time to do other important works.

Because of the unrealistic standards you hold yourself, perfectionism can affect the quality of your work. Perfectionists have a wrong mentality that if things don’t work out the way they want, they do not stay motivated and will give up the work. 

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield. 

2. Comparing. 

Comparisons are unhealthy, lower self-esteem and ruin relationships. It also becomes an obstacle in taking steps towards your goals and make you feel insecure. 

It is not necessary that you should have enough money, self-confidence or authority as others to do something. But never make the mistake of belittling your own aspirations because of  this kind of silly problems. You can try to learn how they are doing and test using their methods. Since you don’t let their successes stand in the way of your own, there is nothing wrong with learning from people you admire. 

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!

3. Waiting To Work –  Procrastination

You should learn to start and stop working at the same time every day. It is crucial to start a routine for daily work. But once started, your mind and body will adjust to maintain the work on a schedule and you won’t feel the need to procrastinate.

Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.

Mason Cooley

4. Multitasking.

Efficient multitasking is difficult. When you are multitasking you are just alternating your attention between different things not focusing on multiple things together.

The secret to multitasking is that it isn’t actually multitasking. It’s just extreme focus and organization.

5. Allowing Distractions.

Distractions force your mind to try to concentrate on two or more things at once. But they actually take things one step further.

One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.

Daniel Goleman

6. Being a “yes man”. 

Many times it’s challenging to overcome the social pressures and say ‘Yes’ to please people who approach you for help. But you will get more respect, if you are open and honest about your priorities. So, don’t feel bad or afraid to inform people you value your own time. Learn to say ‘NO’ as and when necessary. 

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

7. Indecisiveness.

You should have self-confidence in your decisions. That confidence will help you motivated to work hard and achieve success beyond your expectations.

I am very indecisive. I’m always afraid of making the wrong decision.

Katie Leung


Overcome bad habits that destroy your motivation and block your success and happiness. It is difficult to break bad habits because your mind will remind you the pleasures from those habits. Remember, it is not possible in a short time, but if you have a will, you can take control of your mind and break bad habits to bring happiness and success in your life.

Also read How Positive Attitude And Optimism Affect Your Life

Do you have any habits that destroy your motivation?

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