Destructive Habits of Incompetent People

Just Don’t Do What the Incompetent People Do!

1 – They Think, Say, & Do Negative Things

  • They see problems in every opportunity.
  • They complain that the sun is too hot.
  • They curse the rain for ruining their plans for the day.
  • They blame the wind for ruining their hair.
  • They see the problems but never the solutions.
  • They think that everyone is against them.
  • They regard failures as disasters.
  • Every little bit of difficulty is magnified to the point of tragedy.
  • They become discouraged easily instead of learning from their mistakes.
  • They never seem to move forward because they’re always afraid to come out of their comfort zones.

2 – They Act Before They Think

  • They move based on instinctive motives.
  • If they see something they like, they buy at once without any second thought.
  • Then they see something better and regret & curse for not able to take advantage of the bargain.
  • They spend & spend again until nothing is left.
  • They don’t think about the future. What they’re after is the pleasure they will experience at present.
  • They don’t think about the consequences.

3 – They Talk Much More Than They Listen

  • They always engage in talks that would make them heroes.
  • They want to be the star of the show.
  • Mostly they are not aware that what they’re saying is not sensible anymore.
  • When other people advise them, they close their ears because they’re too proud to admit their mistakes.
  • In their mind they’re always correct.
  • They reject suggestions because that will make them feel inferior.

4 – They Give Up Easily

  • They quit upon recognizing the first signs of failure but successful people treat failures as stepping stones to success.
  • Incompetent people don’t have the persistence to go on and fulfill their dreams.
  • At first, they may be excited to start an endeavor. But then they lose interest fairly quickly, especially when they encounter errors.
  • Then they go & search for a new one.
  • Same story & same results.

5 – They Try to Bring Others Down

  • They become jealous of other successful individuals.
  • Instead of working hard to be like them, they spread rumors and try every dirty trick to bring them down.
  • They’re too proud to ask for advice.
  • They could’ve asked these successful ones nicely.
  • Moreover, they’re too negative to accomplish anything.

6 – They Waste Their Time

  • They just waste their precious time in eating, drinking, smoking, watching TV, chatting,

    playing games, or worse, staring at the blank wall with no thoughts whatsoever to improve their lives.

  • They don’t know what to do next.
  • It’s perfectly fine to enjoy once in a while but time should be managed efficiently in order to succeed.
  • There should be a proper balance between work & pleasure.

7 – They Take the Easy Way Out

  • They don’t want any suffering or hardship but want a good life.
  • If there are two roads to choose from, they would choose the wider road with less rewards than the narrower road with much better rewards at the end.
  • These people don’t know that what you reap is what you sow and that efforts & actions will not go unnoticed.

8 – They Wish Instead of Planning

  • They just wish to get whole world but don’t plan or do something to achieve the target.
  • They sit around *wishing* that things would be better, but it’s not likely that they ever will be.
  • They don’t create a plan, nor get into action.

9 – They Hide Their Weaknesses

  • They always try to hide their weaknesses.
  • They pose themselves as very intelligent and competent but they fail to hide their incompetency.

10 – They Always Complain

  • They are in habit of complaining instead of asking.
  • They always complain about everyone and even everything.
  • They believe that they behave good to all but none is good to them.
  • Complaining is passive, not active.

11 – They Always Say Yes

  • They always say yes to please the people even when they want to say no.
  • Then they find themselves unhappily going through the motions of living, giving control of their time, energy, and spirit to anyone who asks for it.
  • They don’t have courage to say no to the people.

12 – They Don’t Have Priorities

  • They don’t have priorities and want to do everything.
  • They just react to the next thing that gets their attention, but they never have enough time for what is important.
  • They never schedule their time around their priorities.

13 – They Don’t Finish their Jobs

  • They start a job then leave it unfinished and shift to the new one.
  • They can start many such businesses but none is completed.
  • They can’t free themselves from the past by identifying and cleaning up their unfinished business.

14 – They Ignore the Present

  • They always ignore the present and think about a bright future.
  • Today is a result of all the Today’s that came before it.
  • A well lived present will naturally produce wonderful future.
  • Save a rupee today and you’ll have a rupee tomorrow.
  • Only what you do TODAY can affect tomorrow.


  • If you want to have a fantastic life, never engage yourself in these deadly habits that incompetent people do.


3 thoughts on “Destructive Habits of Incompetent People

  1. I realize that I have a lot of these qualities, but I’m not sure what to do about them. I’ve been trying for years to change myself bit by bit but it seems inevitable that I am who I am. I don’t want to be this way and I want a better life for myself. What do you suggest?

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