Sometimes, to become successful we don’t need to add more things to our personality but we need to give up on few of them.
Let’s see what we need to chuck out of our personality.
1. Say No To An Unhealthy Lifestyle
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
— Jim Rohn
If you want to achieve something in life, it starts from here. First, you need to take care of your health, for which you need to remember these two things:
- Healthy Diet
- Physical Activity
Although it’s a small step but someday you thank yourself.
2. Give Up Short-term Goals
Almost all successful people have made long-term goals, and they know these goals are merely the result of short-term habits that they have to do every day.
These healthy habits shouldn’t be something you do; rather it should something you adopt.
There is a huge difference between: “Working out to achieve a summer body” and “Working out because this who you are.”
3. Give Up On Small Opportunities
“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 taking great opportunities, or allowing your dreams to become reality, you will probably never unleash what’s your true potential.
So give voice to your ideas, don’t be afraid of failing, and of course don’t be afraid of succeeding.
4. Give Up Your Excuses
Every successful person knows that only they are responsible for their life, no matter their initiation point, weaknesses, or past failures.
When you realize that only you are responsible for what happens next and it can be both frightening and exciting.
And when you do that, it becomes the only way you can owe success, because excuses limit your capability and prevent you from growing personally and professionally.
5. Give Up The Fixed Mindset style
“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.”
― Robert Greene, Mastery
Individuals with a fixed mindset believe their intelligence and talents are simply fixed characteristics, and talent alone creates success without equivalent effort. However, they’re simply wrong.
Successful people invest an immense amount of time daily, to develop a log phase growth mindset, learn new knowledge, acquire new skills and change perception in order to benefit their lives.
6. Give Up The Belief in “Magic Bullet.”
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better”
— Émile Coué
Overnight success is completely a myth.
All successful people have made small continual improvement every day, compounded with over time, and gave them desirable results.
This is why you should focus on future plans, but also focus on the day that is ahead of you, and keep improving even just 1% every day.
7. Give Up Your Perfectionism
Nothing can ever become perfect, no matter how much we try hard.
Fear of failure often prevents us from taking the action and put our creation before the world. However, a lot of opportunities are lost if we keep waiting for the things to be right.
So “sail,” and improve that 1%.
8. Give Up Multi-tasking
“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Successful people choose one thing at a time and then beat it into the submission. No matter whatever it is – the business idea, conversation, or daily workout.
Being fully present and committed to one work at a time, is indispensable.
9. Give Up Your Needs to Take Control Of Everything
“Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us.”
— Epictetus, Stoic philosopher
Detach yourself from the things you can’t control, and focus more on those you can, and always remember that the only thing you can control is your attitude towards something.