Frank Salvatore
Health and Lifestyle

The Best Things to Give up for Success

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Restructuring your life in some way is often a key to success. If you are spending time and energy on something in your life that isn’t providing any sort of benefit, it is likely best to purge it from your schedule. Here are some ideas on where to start.

Stop trying to be perfect and never making a mistake.

Because perfectionism is impossible, it is a great way to tell yourself that you will never be good enough. Rather, focus on aiming for your personal best. Also avoiding any risk at the chance of failure is the biggest mistake of all.

Think Big

Small goals will give you small results, but creating bigger goals have the potential to have extraordinary results. Expand your horizon by making large, but attainable goals, and thinking outside of your inner circle.

Be trustworthy and follow through.

Putting yourself in a vulnerable position is not typically comfortable, but it always makes you stronger. Act in a way so that people can trust and rely on you and be sure to always follow through with promises that you make to others.

Don’t wait for things to come to you.

Preparation leads to luck. While coming across certain opportunities can sometimes be a matter of chance, it also often involves knowing where to look for opportunities and being prepared to tackle them head on. Don’t count on success to come knocking at your door. You have to go out and find it.

Don’t be overly concerned with people’s approval of you.

The opinions that other people have of you should not consume you. You have no control over what other people think. The easiest path to failure is attempting to make sure that you are able to please everyone. Please yourself and those in your inner circle and others will follow along if they are relevant to your goal.

Additionally, do not compare yourself or your success with what other people are doing. Focus on doing your personal best and feel confident about it.

Don’t do everything alone.

Ask for help. Even if you come face to face with a project that you feel you can do by yourself, work with other people to help collaborate ideas and knowledge and to take some stress off of yourself.

Don’t waste time feeling negative about other people.

Trying to place blame for problems or holding onto grudges is a waste of energy. It may also cost you the respect of some of your colleagues. It is also important to remember that people who have nothing better to do with their time indulge in gossip. Instead, speak with your coworkers about new ideas, and support those around you.

Don’t focus on your failures.

Whether it is a past failure or something that is present, it is best to recognize a weakness or an issue and address it, rather than ruminate on it. Move on from the past and focus on your strengths. Failure results from not learning and improving upon your weaknesses.

Do not overlook your negative thoughts.

You control your thoughts and attitudes towards people and things. You even control your thoughts about yourself. Do not give up on something, claiming you can’t do it just because it is your initial response. Think positively, and don’t ever put yourself down in order to make other people feel better about themselves.

Accept change.

Change will occur whether you want it to or not. When it happens, you should embrace it and make the best of it. If you complain about change, you are wasting time that you could be mastering it.

Surround yourself with positive people.

If you spend time with people who try to bring you down, they may succeed. Alternatively, if you are around positive people, that will be contagious.

Know that you can make a difference.

Everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small. All together, groups can work together to make a change.

We all have habits that need to be altered in order to achieve success. Everyone has the potential to be successful, we just have to go about it in the right way. Let go of what is keeping you down, and make progress towards your goals in life.

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