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7 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

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7 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful by : 6:06 pm On July 17, 2018

”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.” — Anonymus


Sometimes, to become successful, we do not need to add more things, we need to give up on some of them.


Even though each one of us has a different definition of success, there are certain things that are universal, which, if you give up on them, you will be more successful.


Some of them you can give up today, while it might take a bit longer for others.




  1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle


“Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn


If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts here. First, you have to take care of your health, and there are only two things you need to keep in mind:


Healthy Diet

Physical Activity

Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.




  1. 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 that these aims are merely the result of short-term habits that they need to do every day.


These healthy habits should not be something you do; they should be something you are.


There is a difference between: “Working out to have summer body” and “Working out because that is who you are.”




  1. Give Up Playing Small


“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson


If you never try and take great opportunities, or allow your dreams to become realities, you will never realize your true potential.


Moreover, the world will never benefit from what you could have achieved.


So voice your ideas, don’t be afraid to fail, and certainly don’t be afraid to succeed.




  1. Give Up Your Excuses


“It is not about the cards you are 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.


Realizing that you are entirely responsible for what happens next in your life, is both frightening and exciting.


However, it is the only way that you can reach the success because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.


Own your life; no one else will.




  1. Give Up The Fixed Mindset


“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.”  ― Robert Greene, Mastery


In a fixed mindset, people believe that their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits and that talent alone creates success — without effort. They are wrong.


Moreover, 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.


Remember, who you are today, it is not whom you have to be tomorrow.




  1. 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 why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1%.




  1. Give Up Your Perfectionism


“Shipping beats perfection.” — Kahn Academy’s Development Mantra


Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how much we try.


Fear of failure (or even fear of success) often prevents us from taking action and putting our creation out there in the world.

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