“By conquering your mind, you can conquer the world.” – Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Sometimes to be successful, we may not only have to learn more but also give up on some of the things. There are certain things which if you give up, you will become more successful.
1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle.
“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.” – Buddha
The first step in becoming successful is giving up that unhealthy lifestyle. You need to take good care of your health and exercise regularly because it’s the only way you are expected to live a successful life.
2. Give up the short-term mindset.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
Set long term goals and achieve them through following short-term habits that will transform you. But, don’t have a short-term mindset for it will stop you from thinking about your long-term goals.
3. Give up playing small.
“Be all in or get all out. There is no halfway.” – Anonymous
If you never take action, the world will never come to know about your magic. You should stop playing small, and devote your life to achieving your dreams, and work hard towards accomplishing them.
4. Give up your excuses.
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” – Grantland Rice
Only you are responsible for your life, and no one else. Your life becomes the decisions you take, so no matter how you started, or whatever be your weaknesses and failures, you should give up the excuses and take action.
5. Give up believing in the “Miracle Drug”.
“Some say I’m an overnight success. Well, that was a very long night that lasted about 10 years.” – Lisa Morton
There’s nothing such as overnight success. If you continually work hard on improving yourself every day, then over a period of time, you will be successful. Thus, instead of leaving it on destiny, you should take action for your life’s goals.
6. Give up your perfectionism.
“When things are perfect, that’s when you need to worry most.” – Drew Barrymore
There will always be improvements to be made, no matter how hard we try. The fear of rejection often prevents us from showcasing our skills to the world. So, you should give up on perfecting the art, and rather deliver and then improve.
7. Give up your need to be liked.
“When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.” – Criss Jami
As long as you believe in what you are doing, you should not look for validation from other people. There will always be people who are looking to drag you down. Remember this, a growing list of haters means you’re doing something important.
8. Give up multi-tasking.
“Do three things well, not ten things badly.” – David Segrove
Successful people tend to concentrate on one thing and then become truly masterful at achieving that thing. It might be a workout, a conversation or a business idea, you should be committed to one task at a time.
9. Give up your need to control everything.
“The cardinal sin in poker… is becoming emotionally involved.” – Katy Lederer
There are always going to be things that are not in your control, and you shouldn’t fret over those things. Instead, you should give your all on things that you can do and have a good attitude.
10. Give up the toxic people.
“Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!” – Yvonne Pierre
It’s said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so you should walk away from those people who pull you down and stop you from reaching your full potential. If you spend time with people who you can learn from, no matter what, you will be more successful.
11. Give up your dependency on social media & television.
“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
One of the biggest problems of today’s world is over dependence on the internet and television. So unless your goals depend on it, you should minimize your contact with them, and instead utilize that time in productive things that will help you in achieving the goals.