Surrender these 6 things if you plan on succeeding in life
Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things; we need to give up on some of them.
1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle: 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 and physical activity. Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
2. Surrender your expectations: One of the biggest roadblocks to your success is the very vision you have in your head of what it should look like. Your expectations of life make it difficult for you to spot opportunities that might pass right in front of your eyes. Instead, when you give up a fixed belief of what success is and how you will achieve it, you become aware of the potential for different paths.
3. Surrender your excuses: A trap that many people fall into on their journeys through life is that of making excuses for why they didn’t do something or why they did and it didn’t turn out like they had hoped. Excuses are get-out clauses for trying. They are worthless verbal junk; wasted words that have very little meaning. If you truly want to do something, you will do it. If you don’t, you won’t.
4. Surrender your inflexibility: Inflexibility isn’t confined to expectations, however, and can trip you up in many other areas of your life. Perhaps what you picture as success requires you to move to a different city or country. Maybe you have to learn a new skill, develop relationships with particular people, and acquire new knowledge. Whatever it may take, you have to remain flexible to the challenges you will face. Don’t try and fit a square peg in a round hole, be willing to adapt your shape to fit the requirements of each opportunity.
5. Give up believing in the “Magic Bullet.”: Overnight success is a myth. Successful people know that making small continual improvement every day will be compounded over time, and give them desirable results. That is why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1% every day.
6. Surrender your need to please others: If you put too much emphasis on pleasing others, you will inevitably face an internal conflict between what’s best for you and what’s best for them. Remember, being liked by lots of people isn’t always the best way to turn your dreams into a reality. Sometimes you have to be a little selfish. Sometimes you have to put your needs first. This is not a bad thing; it is common sense. Of course, being generous and kind are noble qualities that you shouldn’t abandon entirely, but choose your moments and never forget that how you treat yourself matters, too.