I read an interesting post on Lifehacker called “Five ‘Good Habits’ You need to Unlearn” which got me to thinking, are there good habits that I have that can also be bad for me or my company? Here are a few good habits that I know I need to be careful about.
- Being overly optimistic. While this is a great habit in general, when quoting the number of hours that it will take our team to complete a project, this habit can be a horrible evil. I have under estimated far too many projects because of optimism.
- Working hard. While working hard is good, working too hard is bad, and finding that fine line between the two is tough.
- Believing the best in people. I have talked and written about this one a lot, and I’m pretty hard core about it. I think that giving people the benefit of the doubt is really important. But, sometimes because I’m so serious about this I can also totally overlook people’s shortcomings and even ill intentions.
- Being obsessively productive. I’ve been all about productivity for years now. I’m a GTD kind of guy and have worked hard to put good systems in place so that I’m very productive. However, the flip side of being obsessively productive is that I forget to take the time to just sit and do nothing.
Any good habits that you want to add to the list?