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7 common dependencies hindering your improvement: List

7 common dependencies hindering your improvement: List Dependencies hindering your improvement (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Very often, various trivial dependencies hinder us from moving forward and achieving our goals. But in order to take a step forward, we need to understand what is holding us back, reports the psychological portal Genius.Space.

Comparing yourself to others

This leads to achieving goals that do not bring happiness, dissatisfaction with life, impostor syndrome, feelings of insecurity, and inferiority.

Advice. Add a simple gratitude practice to your routine. Remember all (even small) victories of the day and praise yourself.

The habit of giving up

The best way to guarantee failure is to give up. Sometimes, just patience is enough to achieve better results than others. Luck loves perseverance and discipline.

Advice. Promise a friend: if you give up, you'll give them $100 or something valuable to you. This motivates you to keep your promise.


The longer you put off your goals for later, the further you get from them.

Advice. The 5-minute rule. If you want to postpone a task, work on it for 5 minutes. The most difficult part of the task is to overcome your laziness at the beginning.

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Dependencies hindering your improvement (photo: Freepik)

Comfort zone

The comfort zone is where dreams die. You don't have to jump off a cliff but don't be afraid to get a little closer to the edge. You will get a wider horizon.

Advice. Stay in your comfort zone 85% of the time, but leave it 15% of the time. This is your platform for growth.

Phone addiction

Phone addiction is dangerous, it is very harmful to health, the eyes, and the nervous system because monitoring increases anxiety.

Advice. Leave your phone alone 1 hour before going to bed. Don't reach for it within an hour of waking up. Life will change, you will have more time.

Waiting for the perfect conditions to start something

There is a person in the world who is more qualified than you and lives in a way you don't dare. Simply because they do.

Advice. Use Jeff Bezos's 70% rule: act when you have 70% of the information you need to start.


Complaining often seems harmless. But over time, it teaches your brain to look for the negative in everything.

Advice. Wear a rubber bracelet on your wrist for a week. Every time you complain, pull it on and off. The desire to complain will quickly disappear.

Also, read about 6 behaviors that will quickly destroy your relationship.

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