July 24, 2015 Youth Impact

5 major mistakes that can possibly destroy your future


1. Procrastination


The greatest mistake a person can make is procrastination. It is a major hurdle towards success and a tempting one as well. Putting off today’s work for tomorrow causes work to pile up and stress to build. In these conditions, a person cannot have peace of mind and focus so his output would also decrease leading to achieving less in more time. These causes you to miss chances you could otherwise take up, brings down your reputation as you don’t submit the tasks at the required deadline.

2. Staying stagnant


When you have achieved something you should never become complacent and think that you have done enough and that you should now relax. Life conditions are ever changing and if you stay at one place without trying to achieve anything you will be left behind and will fail to keep the goals you have achieved. Remember; it’s easy to achieve your goals but it’s harder to maintain them and it’s even harder to set higher goals and achieve them as well.

3. Spending mindlessly


Spending without saving or spending without keeping a record of it is one of the surefire ways to destroy your future. You should always have some money saved up so that you can counter the hurdles life throws at you unexpectedly and you don’t have to rely on anyone else. It is advisable to have at least a month’s salary’s worth of money saved up so that if one month you have some unexpected problem you can compensate for it and don’t have.

4. Neglecting your body


Health is one of the greatest treasures of life and it is important to take care of it. Hospitals and medicine are expensive and with your body out of action focusing on work would be difficult. There would be problems with meeting the expenses. In this case, prevention is better than cure. You should have regular checkups so that you can nip the problem in the bud and continue working as usual.


5. Giving away your power


When you encounter hardships in your life there will be many instances where you would someone else to make your decisions for you as it would be an easier choice. However, giving up the right to decide what to do in life is not good. If you do this once you will do it whenever the going gets tough. In the end the other person would be using you to achieve his goals by making your life’s decisions the way they suit them not the way it is beneficial for you.


Written by Faran Shahid