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Friday, June 9, 2017

10 Signs That Show You Are Wasting Your Life And What You Should Do

10 signs you are wasting your life

A lot of people have ended up their lives in vain without achieving anything. This vanity is not a day event but a compilation of their thoughts and actions throughout their lives. Am I actually doing the right thing? is the question that should come to your mind. Therefore, I have decided to write this article to give you the answer to your question.

1. YOU DON'T HAVE A GOAL

   What is your goal in life? Everybody says "I want to become a doctor,nurse,accountant,engineer,lawyer..". Have you asked yourself the question "What do I want to become?". If yes, have you come to a conclusion?. My article on "4 important questions to ask yourself before choosing a course" is the perfect guide to help you choose the right course.
What to do: Make the right decision today, nobody is too young to dream.

2. YOU ARE NOT WORKING TOWARDS YOUR GOAL

   Well done is better that well said. Dreams are not fulfilled until they become a reality. Your wish to become a doctor does not make you a doctor. You should be focused, determined and work hard towards achieving your goal.
What to do: Work towards your goal, don't rest until you achieve it.

3. YOU ARE WASTING VALUABLE TIME

   Social media has taken up the time of most people. If you spend the lion's share of your time on your Facebook or Instagram timeline, liking and commenting on other people's post, you are wasting your time. Ask yourself "What do I stand to lose if I don't use my social media accounts?" Nothing!. What have I gained by using my social media accounts? Nothing!. If one or both of your answers is the same as mine, then I see no reason why you should spend most of your time on it. 
What to do: Manage your time well, spend little or no time on social media.

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4. YOU PROCRASTINATE A LOT

    The habit of postponing what should be done is a true sign that you are wasting your life. If you have goals and you procrastinate, you will end up with nothing. However, if you have goal and take action, you will have anything you want. Procrastination will only make easier tasks hard and hard ones harder.
What to do: Start taking actions today and avoid procrastination.

 5. YOU ARE LIVING OTHER PEOPLE'S LIFE

       If you are spending your time trying to be like others, you begin to lose your real self. This is self-betrayal and it is the worst form of betrayal. What you have in you is enough to take you to greater heights than that of whom you are living to become. 
What to do: Be yourself, there is no body better.

6. YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN COMMENDED

   If you have never been commended for doing something great, it is a sign you have been wasting your entire life. You could have been celebrated for being the best student in class, best student in your department or even school. These achievements are not limited to academics only, it might be in the community, in church/mosque or among group members. They show that you have been living a profitable life.
What to do: Think about something to achieve and work towards achieving it.

7. YOU BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR FAILURE

   Frank is the best student in your class,while you are an average student. During examination, you called Frank to teach you but Frank refused. When the result came out, you performed below expectation and started blaming Tolu for your failure. The question you should ask yourself is "Why can't I prepare for the examination and pass on my own?". If you have been doing things like this, it is a sign you are wasting your life.
What to do: Stop blaming others for your failure, blame yourself. Take responsibility for your actions.

8. YOU GOSSIP AROUND ABOUT OTHERS

   Your time is too valuable for you to waste on gossiping. If you have been going from place to place, talking about the success of others while you aren't progressing,you are wasting your life. "Why aren't people gossiping about my own success" is the question you should ask yourself. It's because you have ignored your own life while focusing on others.
What to do: Focus more on your life, you are not born to be a gossiper.

9. YOU ARE NOT OPTIMISTIC

   If you are always thinking the best will never happen, you are wasting your life. Do you think you will graduate with first-class when you don't believe you can?NO!. Don't think there is a dream too big to achieve. Stop dreaming you can never do it, always believe you can!.
What to do: Don't just work towards the best, believe in the best.

10. YOU FIND FAULT IN OTHER PEOPLE

Finding fault in other people is a total waste of time!. Every man has a fault, don't look for people's. Nobody is perfect, we all have our BUT
What to do: Focus on reducing your faults rather than looking into other people's mistakes.


What is your opinion on this article? Are you guilty of any of these factors? If yes, what steps have you taken to correct it. Let us hear from you by using the comment box below.

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