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|12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by wizmart(m): 3:24pm On Jan 22, 2018|
I stumbled on this article sometimes ago and I think it will of benefit to someone out there, though I have lost trace of the link.
So, read on, enjoy and learn.
”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous
Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person you can become, you don’t need to add more things — you need to give some of them up.
There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success.
You can give up on some of them as soon as today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others.
1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn
If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts here. First, you should take care of your health, and there are only three things you need to keep in mind:
Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
2. Give Up The Short-term Mindset
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ” — Mae West
Successful people set long-term goals, and they know these aims are merely the result of short-term habits that they need to do every day.
These healthy habits shouldn’t be something you do; they should be something you embody.
There is a difference between: “Working out to get a summer body” and “Working out because that’s who you are.”
3. Give Up Your Excuses
“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Successful people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, and past failures.
Realising that you are responsible for what happens next in your life is both frightening and exciting.
And when you do, that becomes the only way you can become successful, because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.
Own your life; no one else will.
4. Give Up The Fixed Mindset
“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery
People with a fixed mindset think their intelligence or talents are pre-determined traits that cannot be changed. They also believe that talent alone leads to success — without hard work. But they’re wrong.
Successful people know this. They invest an immense amount of time on a daily basis to develop a growth mindset, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills and change their perception so that it can benefit their lives.
Who you are today is not who you have to be tomorrow.
5. Give Up Believing In The “Magic Bullet.”
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” — Émile Coué
Overnight success is a myth.
Successful people know that making small continuous improvement every day will be compounded over time and give them desired results.
That is why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1% every day.
6. Give Up Your Perfectionism
“Shipping beats perfection.” — Khan Academy’s Development Mantra
Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how much you try.
Fear of failure (or even fear of success) often prevents you from taking action and putting your creation out there in the world. But a lot of opportunities will be lost if you wait for things to be right.
So “ship,” and then improve (that 1%).
7. Give Up Multi-tasking
“Most of the time multitasking is an illusion. You think you are multitasking, but in reality, you are actually wasting time switching from one task to another “ — Bosco Tjan
Successful people know this.
That’s why they choose one thing and then beat it into submission. No matter what it is — a business idea, a conversation, or a workout.
Being fully present and committed to one task is indispensable.
8. Give Up Your Need to Control Everything
“Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us.” — Epictetus
Differentiating these two is crucial.
Detach from the things you cannot control, focus on the ones you can, and know that sometimes, the only thing you will be able to control is your attitude towards something.
Remember: nobody can be frustrated while saying “Bubbles” in an angry voice.
9. Give Up On Saying YES To Things That Don’t Support Your Goals
“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” — James Allen
Successful people know that in order to accomplish their goals, they will have to say NO to certain tasks, activities, and demands from their friends, family, and colleagues.
In the short-term, you might sacrifice a bit of instant gratification, but when your goals come to fruition, it will all be worth it.
10. Give Up The Toxic People
“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” — Albert Einstein
People you spend the most time with add up to who you become.
If you spend time with those who refuse to take responsibility for their life, always find excuses and blame others for the situation they are in, your average will go down, and with it your opportunity to succeed.
However, if you spend time with people who are trying to increase their standard of living, and grow personally and professionally, your average will go up, and you will become more successful.
Take a look at around you, and see if you need to make any changes.
11. Give Up Your Need To Be Liked
“You can be the juiciest, ripest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be people who hate peaches.” — Dita Von Teese
Think of yourself as a market niche.
There will be a lot of people who like that niche, and there will be individuals who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make the entire market like you.
This is completely natural, and there’s no need to justify yourself.
The only thing you can do is to remain authentic, improve and provide value every day, and know that the growing number of “haters” means that you are doing remarkable things.
12. Give Up Wasting Time
“The trouble is, you think you have time” — Jack Kornfield
You only have this one crazy and precious life. That’s why you owe it to yourself to see who you can become, and how far you can go.
However, to do that, you need to ditch meaningless time wasters and stop allowing them to be an escape from your most important goals.
To do that, you should learn how to take control over your focus, attention and make the most out of your 24 hours within a day.
Remember that you will die, so never stop creating your legacy and doing the things that will enrich your life.
Your turn to share your views on any of the tips listed here.
You can even add yours.
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|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by modik(m): 4:28pm On Jan 22, 2018|
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Ibegtodiffer: 4:40pm On Jan 22, 2018|
14. Arguing with SARRKI and Gavelslam
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by toxict14: 6:41pm On Jan 22, 2018|
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Samyj247: 6:46pm On Jan 22, 2018|
13. GIVE UP SPORT BETTING...VERY IMPORTANT TO YOURSUCCESS IN LIFE.
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by abumeinben(m): 7:58pm On Jan 22, 2018|
Nice collection, OP.
Permit me to add:
*Give up on excessively fantasizing:
It's ok to fantasize about what you want, but get to work!
*Give up chasing them opposite sex:
Chasing is the key word here. You shall be saved time and money and energy.
*Give up going through the 24 hours of a day without reading at least one line from "any" article, book, updates, news, trends and politics.
*Give up "e nor consyn me attitude":
Sounds ordinary? Nah! It should not. If you're a student, or a worker, try to know what's going on in your department. Or at least have an idea.
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by rattlesnake(m): 8:17pm On Jan 22, 2018|
give up 5ex dolls
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Hashimyussufamao(m): 8:44pm On Jan 22, 2018|
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by jaychubi: 8:44pm On Jan 22, 2018|
Give up on alcohol it wastes resources
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|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by encryptjay(m): 9:28pm On Jan 22, 2018|
Thank you for this post Op
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by wizmart(m): 9:50pm On Jan 22, 2018|
You're welcome. I learnt from the article and I realized it would be of benefit to others.
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by BiafranBushBoy: 10:50pm On Jan 22, 2018|
This post is just an extension of the blog post I dropped, and everyone should read it.
50 life lessons to learn before you turn 35 years
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Noblefreeman(m): 5:56am On Jan 23, 2018|
women are a big distraction,d calls,d bad luck some bring,if u get infected the money to treat oneself and since its displeases God too,women should be avoided or kept minimal.
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Wiseandtrue(f): 8:52am On Jan 23, 2018|
very concise. Never give up the habit of praying
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by Sabiboii17(m): 10:06am On Jan 23, 2018|
A clear point... Well stated
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by caesaraba(m): 1:01pm On Jan 23, 2018|
Beautiful topic. However it's too advanced for Nairaland. Most of the people here don't want to be successful, they desperately want to complain. That's why it'll be hard for this thread to see FP.
|Re: 12 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by HRHQueenPhil(f): 1:13pm On Jan 23, 2018|
12 Things 2 give up
1. unnecesary and unproductive calls, selfies and chats
3.unnecessary visitation cos u are bored
4. complaining and blaming everyone
5. being negative
6. jealous of others making it
7.depending on rich uncles, relatives etc
8.listening to people like FREEZE
10. sex dolls
11. window shopping, buying at whim
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