Do you want to become successful? If the answer is yes, then act like it and give up these 14 things.
1. Give Up TV
“It doesn’t take money to turn off the television and cultivate real bonding time.”– Marianne Williamson
I hate TV. For me, it is the most unproductive, killing time ever.
You may know that average people spend almost 9 years in their lifespan. This is crazy.
Think about and ask yourself.
What can I do in 9 years rather than watching TV?
2. Give Up Luxury Cars
– Neil Patel
Luxury cars make you unique, stand out from the crowd, make you happy and represent your own success.
But looking a bit further, you will always want more.
If you own a Ferrari, you will want a Bugatti and so on. You will never get satisfied with external rewards and never be happy in the long-term.
A car is meant to drive you from A to B. That’s it.
3. Give Up Perfection
“Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.” – Kim Collins
Fist, Microsoft releases the BETA version of Windows before they releasing the ultimate product, Windows 10.
Even after releasing Windows 10, they are continually improving, making it better instead perfect.
What did you learn from this lesson?
Release the BETA version of your ideas, of your product, of your business and never seek perfection.
4. Give Up Playing Small
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
Let me tell you something that will change your life starting from now on.
, a self-help author, mentioned that scientists estimate the probability of your being born at about one in 400 trillion.
My friend, you already won the lottery living in this moment, in this era.
So, once you know that, start acting like it. Period.
5. Give Up Unhealthy Foods
“Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.” – Robert Atkins
Hamburgers, hotdogs, produce pleasure in your brain, making you energic and happy but only for the moment.
A healthy meal will provide peak performance not only for the body but for the brain on the long run.
6. Give Up Procrastination
“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” – Mason Cooley
You know what is procrastination – leaving the things you should do now for later.
It easy to get distracted in this days, answering the phone, checking emails and so on. Yeah, I know you know it.
7. Give Up The Negative People
“You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.” – Joel Osteen
Fact: There are 7.5 billion people on Earth right now.
Think about for a moment.
You can now choose whatever you want to surround with.
If 10 people are mean to you, behind your back you have billions.
Take a step back and realize how awesome is it.
8. Give Up Fixed Mindset
“Becoming is better than being.” – Carol Dweck
Fixed mindset and growth mindset.
One will drag you down and the other can lift you up.
It’s up to you to take the step to give up fixed mindset and choose improving yourself.
9. Give Up Saying Yes
“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Saying yes to everything and everyone is overwhelming and stealing from you the time that you could do something for yourself.
10. Give Up Complaining
“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar
You may already complain to your colleagues, to your parents, to your boss.
, even if you don’t realize for the moment but thinking about the long-term, will affect not only mental health but body health.
Focus on a solution, rather than complaining.
11. Give Up On Overnight Success
“It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” – Eddie Cantor
Overnight success is a myth and you know it.
The real truth about success is represented by hard work with small habits compounded over time which
There is no secret and you know that.
Plant the seeds of success now and harvest later.
12. Give Up Pleasing Others
“Always tying to please others is definitely an assured path to stress and failures in life.”
― Edmond Mbiaka
Have you ever done something for someone just for pleasing them even if you don’t want? For me, that happens many times.
For you, I don’t know for sure.
But one thing I know for sure if being in the service of others doesn’t help you to become better than you were yesterday than give up as simple as is it.
13. Give Up What Other People Think About You
“One of my biggest problems is that I’m always so influenced by what other people are thinking about me.” – Ricky William
Since I was a little kid, I was worried about what others think about me in terms of how do I look, if I am doing right what I do
14. Give Up Instant Gratification
“Instant gratification is not soon enough.” – Meryl Streep
Yep. A new iPhone comes up this year, iPhone 8.
I know you can’t wait to have it, to feel it in your hands.
You see, the seeking for instant gratification makes you happy just for the moment and after that, you start to justify your decision.
Giving up the things you have been used for years or even decades is hard for you, but think about for a second, after the beginning of taking the decision to give up these 14 things you will start to see results in your life.