The definition of success differs with people but it is sure that successful people don’t make excuses. They get work done and don’t let petty circumstances come in their way. Somebody once defined hell like this, “On your last day on earth, the person you will meet the person you could have become.” It’s really going to be an “ass-whipping” day for many to discover they never got any success at being who they ought to be. To become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we only need to give up some things amongst which are; Stop Making Excuses Always summon energy and willpower to get things done even when you don’t want to. Successful people know that they are responsible for their lives, no matter their starting point, weaknesses and failures. Randy Pausch said, “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt with, but how you play the hand.” Realising that you’re responsible for whatever happens in your life can be of mixed feelings, both frightening and exciting. 10 mistakes most young people make and regret later in life. Excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally you’re the creator of your own life. Stop Being Late In the corporate world, being on time is also considered as arriving late. Always try to check in your office or meetings 10 minutes before the scheduled time to prepare mentally fogged the tasks and activities ahead. Don’t Allow Short-termed Mindset For you to be successful, you have to get rid of short-termed mindset, make long-term plans. Don’t just make them but follow through with a series of daily habits. Short term mindset should be your daily drive to the long term plans. Give Up The Fixed Mindset “The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” -Robert Greene Without hard work, your intelligence, talent, fixed traits can’t lead you to success. Successful people know this which is why they invest immensely their time on a daily basis to develop a growth mindset, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills and change their perception to benefit their lives. Be flexible because who you are today isn’t who you have to him tomorrow. Never do these 33 things in life if you want to live long. You Can’t Control Everything Some things are out of our control and no matter how much we try, we cannot change them. Leave the things you cannot change and focus on the ones you can. A Stoic philosopher said, “Some things are up to us and some things are not up to us”. Learn the difference between the two. Don’t Say Yes to Things Against Your Goals “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much, he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” -James Allen. Successful people know they have to let go of some short-term pleasure to get their long-term goals. Say No to certain plans, activities with friends and family because your sacrifice would be worth it in the end. The three phases of life every man should know. Drop Multitasking Habit Winston S. Churchill said, “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” Successful people know this and it is why hey face their business squarely, choose one thing and get the best at it. Be fully committed to one task and that is indispensable. Lose The Need to be Liked Do you really want to get liked it get successful? A wise man once said, “The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important.” Accept that no matter how much effort you put in your work, some people will still not approve of it; believe in you, and your abilities. Instead of looking for likes like the slay queens on Instagram, improve on yourself, work on yourself and your talent, skills every day. Types of people you must have in your life to succeed. Stop Wasting Time On Social Media “There is still time; you’re still young…” is the greatest lie ever told to young people wasting their time away. No time! If your goals don’t depend on social media, then minimize the time you spend on it and TV. Divert that time towards things that’d enrich you. Stop 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 consciously give others permission to do the same. Always try to take great opportunities, push dreams to realities only this way will you unleash your true potential. Don’t be scared, embrace both failure and success. Say NO to Toxic People See people as they really are. Some are more accomplished than you are, some are not. Discern! Surround yourself with people more successful, accomplished than you are. Success will translate eventually. People who aren’t as accomplished or successful might be toxic to your movement. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn Toxic relationship quotes: 100 quotes to help you move on Live Healthy Lifestyle Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. Your success can’t happen without you; everything starts within you. Being of good health is essential, live healthy and physical activities.
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