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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
First of all, let me congratulate you on making
it into the New Year 2019.

I pray that this year shall be a year of
unseasoned breakthrough and favour in your
life and family, a year of double promotion
and blessings.

The above words in the second paragraph are
not far-fetched from what we are usually told
every beginning of a new year or at cross
overnights by our various religious leaders.

While I agree with the clerics on the usual
new-year prayers I must also add that they
need to sum the prayers up with the
fundamental teachings necessary for you to
achieve your set goal for the year.
In this article, it is my intention to address
those killer habits that are capable of dragging
us down in the quest of achieving our goals or
resolution for the year 2019

4 Dream-Killer habits you should avoid in
2019


#1. Drunkenness and intoxication

You might have a good paying job, a good
home and a nice car attached to it but you can
still be useless to yourself and to your
community if you always drink yourself to
stupor. This is regardless of highly placed and
influential you might be.

The thing about drunk or intoxicated people is
that they are always broke before the next
payday because they spend more on drink than
what they save. In fact, they can hardly have a
savings account. They are quick to spend their
earnings buying drinks for themselves or their
friends.

#2. Betting and gambling

I can tell you that over 50% of the younger
population in Nigeria today are involved in one
form of betting or the other to the extent that
they have termed it “Youth Empowerment
Program”.

I shake my head when I see young men
(women inclusive these days), responsible
young men moving around with a receipt kind
of white pieces of paper with some figures
written on them (a glaring indication of
someone that bets).

One bad thing about betting is that it is
addictive, you can get so addicted to the
extent that you will be tempted to borrow just
to play a bet with the hope of winning. I even
know a student that placed a bet his school
fees but lost all. He suffered depression
because of that and almost killed himself.

To fully understand what I am trying to say, I
strongly recommend that you read my article
on the effects of online betting on Nigerian
youths: gisthabit.com/the-effects-of-online-betting-on-nigerian-youths/

#3. Lack of saving culture

Let me begin by acknowledging that saving
money is not always as easy as being portrayed
by some people especially when you have a lot
of mouths to feed or great responsibilities to
meet.

But in as much as it is difficult to save money,
it is also very possible to achieve if you work
towards it.

Form a habit of saving a reasonable percentage
of your income or monthly salary but make
sure that your saving is logical enough for you
to be able to survive till the next payday.
You can join any of the trusted cooperatives or
have a bank account that you will dedicate for
your monthly savings.

Discipline yourself from making withdrawals
from such account by not applying for ATM
cards, online and mobile banking on such
account. Such monies should be your last
resort only in the case of desperate situations.

#4. Bad planning and time management

This is another big factor that invites failure
easily in our day to day life as humans. Failure
to take time to plan your year can lead to a
wasted voyage in 2019.

When I talk of time management, this extends
to how much time you spend online and what
you are doing online. Discipline yourself to
spend stipulated time online doing meaningful
things.

Let me share a bit of daily routine for you to
learn from it.

I wake up 5.30 in the morning and go out for
jogging for 1 hour. I am seated in the office by
8 am and commence my work for the day. I
sometimes stay back in the office after the
close of work by 4 pm to use the internet
facility to do my online web development
course. Because I am single and stay alone, I
can afford to go home by 10 pm before
retiring for the day.

This is averagely my routine for every day,
although sometimes I try to relax by reading a
book or watching a movie. I spend most of my
time alone and indoors because that is the
only way I can have time to develop myself
through self-teaching using online resource
materials.

In conclusion, you cannot continue to repeat
one process that is not achieving any results
every year and expect to advance to that level
that you desire to be. Make a change a positive
and intentional change and see the magic that
follows.

I must tell you that it’s not going to be easy to
implement at first but it is highly doable if
only you can put your mind to it.

Nothing is impossible, it can only be
difficult!


Source: gisthabit.com/4-dream-killer-habits-you-should-avoid-in-2019/

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