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8 Things to Give Up if You Want to be Successful And Great

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You need a better you for something great. In this article, you will get to know eight things to give up if you want to be successful in life.

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One crucial trait that is required for achieving success in life is the level of focus you have. Unfortunately, you will hardly attain this if you don’t give up on certain things.

And by being focused, this will allow you to vigorously focus your energy on those things that are truly important.

Because you want results, so the last thing you want is to focus your time and energy on things that will not contribute to bringing good results.

Also, remember that you can’t build success on a coarse foundation. So, to be successful, giving up on certain things means laying a good to build success upon.

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What does to give up mean?

Giving up means accepting the fact that something is not favoring you or contributing to the goal or vision you have.

Therefore, you had preferred to terminate to engagement with it so that you can save your time and energy and focus on something else that is worthwhile.

You no longer see any point in indulging with it. You now see it as a waste of time and energy that you should invest in another activity, goal, vision, or any other thing for that matter.

Things to give up if you want to be successful

Below are eight things to give up if you want to be successful in life.

1. An unhealthy lifestyle

You will want to ensure that you’re putting your health first. And by putting your health first, this includes both your physical and mental health.

Do you find yourself skipping meals or even eating too much? How about drinking too much, smoking a lot, taking your routine therapy for granted? Even spending a lot of time flipping channels?

The decision to give up an unhealthy lifestyle also speaks a lot on devoted you’re about telling yourself the truth.

Also, the kind of lifestyle you choose will determine how things like your health, level of focus, mental strength, smartness, preparation will turn out.

2. Short term mindset

How you think has a great impact on how your success will turn out. In essence, you will want to give up thinking on only something you want to do just now. Maybe, today, tomorrow, this week, this year.

To get over this kind of mindset, you will need to plan on something you could achieve 5 years, or even in 10 years.

This means that you will start being intentional about what you want to happen in the future. You start being intentional in your choices and learning process.

So, when you put these together, it gives you direction and purpose which you will start working on. And all these are part of creating a great future.

3. Unpleasant life

It’s important to give up an unpleasant life because your success also has a lot to do with the kind of people you connect with. But let’s not forget that people like to connect with those they consider to be pleasing.

In other words, if you don’t give up an unpleasant life, you indirectly limit the chances of connecting with the right people.

Also, most people who can help you level up are looking to see if you will display some pleasing personality that they can as well relate to.

Sometimes, granted opportunities people get in life from others come as a result of the kind of personality they portray. That means they kept away from being rude and arrogant.

4. Believing in magic

Giving up believing in magic another thing you will need to give up if you want to be successful in life. This is one reason why most people feel reluctant to get out of their comfort zone.

Magical and superstitious thinking that events will take place in the absence of any plausible causal link as a result of supernatural effects rarely go with achieving success.

You can’t influence the outcome of success by doing something that has no bearing on the current circumstances that you are hoping to see a turnaround.

However, it’s right to believe in the outcome of something after you have put in the effort. If magic had been possible, everyone would have been a millionaire.

5. Excuses

Many people fall into the trap of giving excuses. They enjoy explaining something that went wrong. As such, they find themselves making blames and not holding themselves accountable.

These excuses people give for not achieving success in life becomes a bad habit that holds them back. Constantly coming up with excuses means that you may not reach your goals.

Moreover, what this means is that you’re indirectly giving up goals before you even get the chance to begin.

To break away from this, you will need to stay committed to your goals and objectives. You will need to hold yourself accountable and always seek to learn from your mistakes and that of others.

6. Inability to say NO

Make it a priority to reject anything that you don’t understand. But also bear in mind that when you refuse, it’s not the same rejection. This sets a basis for you to act on.

And at all costs, you should also seek to reject being a people pleaser, as failure to do so makes you more vulnerable to the inability to say NO.

While others may not be happy with your idea of saying NO, understand that you don’t have to feel guilty because you owe them no explanation for sticking with that decision.

Just be yourself. Don’t get scared of standing alone. And if anything will not support your goals or plans in any way, then it will most likely create a negative impact. You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say NO.

7. The need to control everything

The truth is, we can’t control everything no matter how hard we try. If we give in to controlling everything, we limit our chances of letting go and growing ourselves. We will need to give up the need to control everything if we want to be successful in life.

As a side note, remember to stay open minded and patient. Doing this will not only make you willing to change but enable you to let go of little things.

Always seek ways to bring positivity into your life, irrespective of the current situation you may be facing. In other words, surrender to life and learn at will.

Also, understand that things will never be the same. Limit how you expect surprises and set your mind at working towards greatness and managing your life expectations.

8. Toxic people

To put it simply, toxic people are not supportive of your goals and vision in life. Well, you would want to avoid them because you will be avoiding unnecessary fights.

But let’s not forget that one key reason to avoid such people is to keep your emotions in check. Because if you can’t be in control of your emotions, controlling your finance will almost be impossible.

This also puts ahead and prepare you to take a toll on another day, event, or any agender you have in mind. Take some time to surround yourself with positive people rather.

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