Bad Habits Destroy Success

6 Bad Habits That Can Destroy Your Success

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2018)

Do you have bad habits?

Habits can either make you or break you! Bad habits can destroy your success and happiness in life.

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” Benjamin Franklin

6 bad habits that can destroy your success

  1. Overeating or Under-Eating
  2. Oversleeping or Under-Sleeping
  3. Never Exercising
  4. Being Too Modest or Cocky
  5. Comparing Yourself To Others
  6. Not Studying


The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. Jerome Hines Click To Tweet


Daniel Ally shares 6  bad habits



From an embarrassing failure to financially independent before 30, Daniel Ally is a world-leading teacher on personal development. This video may help your journey to success.


We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.” Justin Trudeau


Video Transcript

Habits, they make you or they break you and I know that is good to form good habits but I think a lot of people get mixed up on what are bad habits.

And habits that I’m going to be talking about today or habits that can destroy your success. Now, these habits can be subtle and a lot of people may not be conscious of them. So I want to make sure that you understand what these habits are really about and how they can end up destroying you in the long term.

So here are some habits that can destroy your success.

The first one is overeating or even under eating.



Let’s start with under eating first because a lot of people actually try to skip meals or they skip their breakfast and they’re missing main nutrients that they could be getting if they actually ate some food.

So what can you do? Well, there’s hard-boiled eggs you can eat, there’s granola bars just so many different things. I’m not going to be an expert in trying to tell you how to do this because I’m certainly not. But what I can tell you is that their main nutrients that you must have in your body and if you get them then you’ll be protecting yourself, you’ll be helping yourself to achieve more success.

Remember your body is a temple so if you take care of yourself you will be preparing yourself for success.

Now let’s talk about overeating. Because overeating is an epidemic that a lot of people face especially in America. And if you are overeating that’s a major concern. I actually used to be someone that did this a lot. I would overeat on a lot of foods and a lot of foods I was overeating on. We’re actually bad like Burgers and Fries or pizza and I just stuffed myself because I never wanted to pack food up or I didn’t want it to go into waste.

And this was a habit that I kept on going with, no it wasn’t until I learned that the Japanese actually eat until 80% full.  I started actually becoming conscious for the first time how much food I was eating. Once I started to realize that I was overeating, I began to cut down on the amount of food I was eating but I also switched to more nutritional food like fruits and vegetables. And what I found that was that they actually don’t taste that bad.

You don’t have to sacrifice that much there’s a lot of good foods out there that can make you feel full and give you all the nutrients that you need in your meal plans. I know some people that even meal prep they’ll take a full day to cook all the food that they want and they’ll put them in containers they’ll weigh them and whatever weight they want they’ll basically put it in the fridge and eat it for the next five to seven days.

And this is something that maybe you can try and then reward yourself at the end of the week which is what I started to do. And I lost a few pounds because of it. And make sure you do something though that helps you to gauge the amount of food that you eat. So make sure you stop overeating and make sure you stop under eating as well.

The second habit that might be destroying you is oversleeping or under sleeping.

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Now let me talk about under sleeping because this is something that a lot of people do. They think that they have to wake up early in order to be successful and they end up staying up late and they only get four or five six hours of sleep when they really need eight now.

I know a lot of people need different times to sleep some people need eight some people need ten some people can function off of six but whatever it is make sure you get the sleep that you need. So your body and mind can function and where it needs to be. Now if you’ve been under sleeping consistently maybe there’s a day or two that you can catch up during the week so.

For instance if you work very hard during Monday through Friday but you have a lot of time on Saturday and Sundays maybe you can take those extra hours and sleep more than you actually have to and catch up on your sleep. This isn’t the healthiest way to do it but it has worked for a great majority of people who have tried it. So find whatever sleeping habit works for you. Maybe you might even want to take a nap. Do whatever it takes to get the sleep that you need so you can get to where you need to be.

Now for over sleepers, there’s a lot of people who sleep longer than they should. Maybe they need eight hours but they sleep nine or nine and a half and ours maybe they sleep 12 hours. I know people that wake up at 5 o’clock in the afternoon and they missed all the responsibilities.

And you see the fact is that when you oversleep you actually become lazier,  you wake up groggy,  you wake up  tired,  you wake up with your back against the wall, and you wake up actually proactive a lot of times because your phone is ringing or emails have been sent and things have been moving but you haven’t done anything for yourself. So make sure that you don’t oversleep try to sleep earlier or even take melatonin which is a very healthy drug that you can take. That will allow you to sleep and get a right sleep schedule. So you can focus on what you need to do now that we’re on the subject of sleeping.

Let me make one thing clear because a lot of people write me and they ask me Daniel what time should I wake up in the morning and there’s a great number of people who suggest that waking up at a certain time in the morning will help you get everything done and you’ll be ahead of the world if you wake up early. So they try to wake up at 3 o’clock 5 o’clock in the morning but the fact is that it doesn’t matter what time you wake up because we all have about 16 hours a day given that we sleep about 8 hours every day.

You have to go with what fits your schedule what fits your patterns because me, in particular, I like to stay up late and my perfect time to wake up would be 10 to 12 o’clock and the fact is that I have international business and different clients in different countries so I can do that and I am in control my business my business isn’t in control of me.

So for you ask yourself what is the best time for you to wake up because even if you have a job may be a first shift isn’t good compared to a second shift. So try to figure out exactly what time you would prefer to wake up and don’t feel guilty about it because it’s your choice, it’s your life and you all have the same hours in a given day.

Now the third habit that destroy success is not exercising


And a lot of people will give you the excuse I’m too busy to exercise, I cannot get in the gym, I don’t have time it’s too busy and they’ll come up with all these things. The fact is that we all have time. If you don’t have 30 minutes a day you don’t have a life. You all have time to get on a treadmill or take a walk around the block or go for some swimming or play some basketball or whatever recreational sport you want to play or any activity you want to do as long as as vigorous.

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Take about 30 minutes every day at least five times a week so that you can get your body in shape and you can get your cardio going. Exercising can be something very easy to do even if you did some jumping jacks in your house or some push-ups or even if you ran around depending on how your house is configured. There’s always something to do.

I know people that even run up and down the stairs so that they can get their cardio going. Whatever it takes, try to exercise as much as you can. If it’s cold outside stay inside, if it’s warm outside go outside and enjoy the breeze, enjoy the sunlight if you can be able to do what you can in a given day and exercise yourself if you want to reach the highest level of success.

The fourth habit that might be destroying your success is either being too prideful or too modest being too cocky or being too reserved.


And I’m going to talk about being too reserved because a lot of people will reject certain things that they absolutely need to accept or for instance they might need to ask for help on a certain project but they won’t ask because they might fear rejection or they might not believe that they’re worthy of the help that they’re asking. For a lot of us when we grow up we’re taught to be modest we’re taught to be reserved because if we say too much then we might get ourselves in trouble or if we ask for too much people might think that we’re greedy.

And so we have to look into ourselves and ask ourselves what do we really think about getting help from other people. We can’t be too modest we can’t reject help when it’s stare right in front of our face.  So make sure you’re able to accept all the help that you can and make sure you take a bite of something to eat if someone offers it to you. Make sure you take a glass of water and receive the hospitality if you can.

On the contrary being too prideful or being too cocky has diminished a lot of people’s success because some people walk into a room and hundreds of people will know that that person is cocky and that’s not the kind of image that you want to portray. A lot of people think that they’re magnetizing a lot of people but they’re actually not and they’re actually repelling a lot of people that could be their friends.

Now when you go about anywhere make sure that you don’t have this extra arrow of authority where you think you’re better than other people and try to realize that you’re on the same level you might be a little smarter you might be a little stronger you might be better-looking if you are even that or maybe it’s inflated in your mind. I don’t know but you have to really consider where you are and also consider the feelings of other people too.

Now oftentimes when I go to the gym there’s always some people that are showing off they always walk out with their chests and they think they’re big and you know a lot of times these people get shut down because sometimes they fail or sometimes they have to go home and face the fact that they’re not exactly who they thought they were but even more sometimes even though they might encourage some people they end up discouraging a lot of people unknowingly.

So, for instance, they might walk in and they might do a lot of weight but someone who’s looking at them if they see that they’re too prideful they might actually be discouraged and never quite believed that they can eventually attain that kind of success in the weight room.

And so what I want to ask you is that if you are too prideful if you’re too cocky where ever you go for whatever reason make sure you consider the feelings of others. I’m not saying be ultra sensitive and walk on eggshells and everything you do because it’s okay to be confident but be sure you’re not showing off and turning people off because a lot of people might be looking up to you and you might be turning them off if you’re too cocky.

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Now the fifth tip is very important and a lot of people don’t realize it because it’s so subtle you can barely see it but it’s about comparing yourself with other people.


You see comparison is the thief of joy and if you’re trying to compare yourself with people then how can you be yourself if you’re trying to be like. What everyone else wants you to be then who will be you. So stop conforming to what other people expect you to be and start performing to what you expect to be. Start being yourself, start being more authentic, more real with yourself and with others and it will change the whole entire game.

Now when you compare yourself to others it might cause a little bit of hate in your heart you might have some jealousy some anxieties, you might have some fears, some frustrations some anger because you might be saying well look that guy’s doing it or that gal is doing it why can’t I be a mother like that, why can’t I be a friend like that, why can’t I be a son like that, why can’t I be a worker like that, and you’re comparing yourself to someone that you’re not and that’s gonna cut you short.

You see to free yourself, you have to be yourself, you have to be your best friend, you have to be able to realize that you already have it within you, but you gotta stop comparing yourself to other people. If anything you should be comparing yourself to yourself because you are your best competition.

And finally, the sixth and last tip is about not studying.


There’s a lot of people who end up playing more video games, watching more movies, hanging out with their friends, and they forsake that time in which they can be studying and this is a bad habit. Because there’s so many hours that many of us don’t realize that can be utilized to insert truths into our minds.

So we have to use our time wisely and we have to be willing to search and study the truth. When we find it the funny thing is that a lot of people will tell you that they don’t have time to study but they’re the same people that are on Facebook for five hours in a row or they’re at a movie or they’re watching back-to-back movies or they’re at a dance or they’re at some kind of party. The fact is that we all have time to study, we all have time to look at Wikipedia or look at some YouTube videos or read a book or read some articles or watch some entertaining and inspiring videos like this one.

Right? So there’s always a chance to fill yourself up but you have to give yourself that chance, make sure that you a lot at least one or two hours a day because the fact is that if you study miscellaneous things you’re going to get miscellaneous results, if you study truth then you’re going to get truthful. So watch what you study because you become what you study.

In summary, there’s a lot of these soft habits that you might be caught up in like I once was and I can tell you that there’s something that you can overcome. So make sure you study this video multiple times and share with people that you believe can use it the most.  Source Youtube


Continuing to listen and grow is important because we get into bad habits in relationships. Goldie Hawn Click To Tweet


I believe you have to start with yourself, think about your bad habits and prejudices, not only in your profession but generally in life. Why do I assume that a doctor is a man? Something is indoctrinated from very early on.” Max Martin


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