Pro tips: Stop doing these 8 things immediately

We’re prone to mistakes, it’s just what people do. But that doesn’t mean we should make them repeatedly.

Because we are human and subject to frailties, at times we do things we shouldn’t. It’s important that we sometimes take a step back and assess ourselves with the same level of scrutiny and honesty we level at others to evaluate how we can improve our own lives.

There are some basic things we should stop doing sooner rather than later because they add no value to our lives. The quicker we get with the programme, the better off we will be.

Spending more than you earn? Even the wealthiest person will tell you this does not end well.

Check out the checklist of bad habits and quirks below and see which you are guilty of. Now that you know, see how quickly you can rein in your actions and put an end to it. You can thank me later.

1. Spending more than you make: This is the ultimate no-no and the perfect way to always be broke and in debt.

2. Hanging with people who have no ambition or direction: It may sound harsh but old time people used to say ‘show me your company and I will tell you who you are’. If they cannot uplift you then what good are they?

3. Partying more than you hustle: It is another way to be poor and ‘boasy’.  There is a difference between balling on a budget and balling while broke. Learn it.

Are your friends adding value to your life? Tough question, but one which needs to be asked.

4. Making excuses: Any child can do that. Grow up and take responsibility for your actions.

5. Playing the victim:  That is another card you need to discard forthwith. It serves no real purpose.   

6. Acting like the world owes you: A swift kick in the you- know-where probably. That’s about it.

Hey, the world doesn’t owe you anything. The sooner you learn that the better.

7.  Flexing to impress others:  Lack of self-esteem causes this type of problem so you really need to practise some self –affirming exercises.

8. Neglecting your health: Don’t ever do that. Spare body and body parts are not available.