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…..

1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle

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

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

2. Give Up The Short-term Mindset:

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

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.

3. Give Up Your Excuses:

“It is not about the cards you are dealt, but how you play the hand.” 

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 success because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.

4. Give Up The Fixed Mindset:

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” 

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.

5. Give Up Believing In The “Magic Bullet.”

  • Overnight success is a myth.

Successful people know that making small continuous improvements 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%.

6. Give Up Your Perfectionism:

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. However, many opportunities will be lost if we wait for things to be right.

7. Give Up Multi-tasking

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”  

Successful people know this. That is why they choose one thing and then beat it into submission. No matter what, 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.”

Differentiating these two is important.

Detach from the things you cannot control, and focus on the ones you can, and know that sometimes, the only thing you will be able to monitor is your attitude towards something.

9. Give Up The Toxic People:

There are less ambitious people, and there are more ambitious people than us. If you spend time with the ones that are less driven than you, your average will go down, and with it your success.

However, if you spend time with people more advanced than you, no matter how challenging that might be, you will be more successful.

Take a look aroundh yourself, and see if you need to make any changes.

10. Give Up Your Dependency on The Social Media & Television:

“The trouble is, you think you have time”

Impulsive web browsing and television watching is a disease of today’s society. These two should never be an escape from your life or your goals.

Unless your goals depend on either, you should minimize (or eliminate) your dependency on them. Moreover, direct that time towards things that can enrich your life.

Small steps but you will thank yourself one day….

          Author – Palak Bedi