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A high-achieving woman is a force all her own. She does not seek to belong or to measure up to the standards placed for her, but instead, she makes her success.

While you may not be a high-achieving woman right now, you have the power to change that. We all have the capacity for change. The first step in becoming a high-achieving woman is thinking and acting like one. It can take time, but if you align your actions and thoughts with that of a high-achieving woman, there is no telling what you could achieve. Here are 10 things high-achieving women do not waste their time on.

1. Comparing themselves to others.

A high-achieving woman knows better than to sit around comparing herself to others. Firstly, she realizes that comparing will help her in no way at all. Secondly, she realizes that the image we receive from other people is exactly what they want us to see, not reality, so no matter what you may think you are comparing yourself to, you are wasting your time on something that likely isn’t real.

2. Procrastinating.

Procrastination gets us all from time to time. However, a high-achieving woman does not care to procrastinate. She knows the longer she puts things off, the more stress she will deal with in the long term.

3. Gossip and drama.

Most of us are adults here, so gossip and drama simply have no place. If you are wasting your time on gossip and drama, then you are wasting time you could put into yourself. A high achieving woman realizes this.

4. Chasing people.

You won’t see a high-achieving woman chasing a man around who does not value her. Additionally, you won’t see a high-achieving woman chasing down her supposed friends. At the end of the day, a high-achieving woman realizes that she will attract the right people and that there is no need to chase.

5. Living in the past.

It is impossible to move forward when you are looking back. High achieving women know this and do not waste their time hung up in the past.

6. Negative self-talk.

Negative self-talk is something we all engage in from time to time, The difference is that a high-achieving woman knows how to catch herself and put it to a stop. Remember, when you keep telling your brain you are worthless or stupid, it believes you, and your behavior will be affected accordingly.

7. Social media attention seeking.

High-achieving women do not sit around on social media begging for likes. First of all, she does not need outside validation, secondly, she knows it is a waste of time.

8. Sitting on social media all the time.

Everyone uses social media these days, but social media can be a major waste of time. You may set out to scroll to numb your mind and the next thing you know, you’ve wasted 3 hours scrolling on TikTok. High-achieving women do not waste their time.

9. People-pleasing.

Yes, saying yes to everyone or trying to make everyone happy may make you feel good at the moment, but it can become draining. At the end of the day, you have to just be yourself and let the rest work itself out.

10. A lack of boundaries.

I spent much of my life saying yes to everyone and everything. Now, fast-forward to being an adult and I have come to realize that sometimes, you just have to say no. It might be hard at first, but if you lack boundaries, you are going to struggle with achieving your dreams.

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