There comes a certain point in every person’s life when the need to be successful becomes immensely important. In those times, we often focus on the skills and the good habits we should add to our lives.
We all do that, don’t we?
But, the truth is that the key to being successful not just only lie in the skills and the good habits, but also in our abilities to realize and give up the things that hold us down.
5 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful
Are you aware of the things that are stopping you from achieving your goals?
If no, then my dear friend you are not alone. Sometimes, knowingly or unknowingly we all cling on to the bad habits, limiting beliefs and de-constructive behaviors. Here are a few of those things you need to give up to be more successful!
1. The Fear Of Failure
Dwelling in the past can never do any good than causing more damage to the present and future altogether. Therefore, accept your past without regrets, your present with confidence and face the future without fear. Just like that, overcome the fear of failure too.
Every successful person has had his fair share of failures. It is a part of the whole package of getting to be successful.
But, when we fear that failure, most of us usually feel paralyzed and are unable to move forward as we are afraid of the things people will think about. Instead, focus on yourself because your success has to be your own measure and not someone else’s.
2. The Need For Others Approval
“If we live for people’s acceptance, we will die from their rejection.”
Moreover, the truth is that you are going to fail one day or the other in your life. You are going to make mistakes and look stupid from time to time. And, when you do, others will judge you. In fact, they’ll judge you even if you succeed.
So, will you sabotage your success by making choices aimed to avoid disapproval? Or, seek recognition for your ego and miss the potentially rewarding opportunities because of the fear of being criticized?
Therefore, choose wisely between what’s good for the ego and what’s good for your success.
3. The Need To Be Always Perfect
We, as human beings are conditioned to believe in perfection.
Therefore, most of our lives we spend in an unhealthy quest to make our work flawless in order to earn the approval and acceptance from others. But, do we really need to please others, so badly? We don’t think so.
The real beauty lies in our imperfections. When we learn to embrace who we really are and decide to be authentic, instead of perfect, we open ourselves to the world full of opportunities to be successful.
Therefore, do not pretend to be someone you are not. You are perfect just the way you are.
4. Leaving It All On The Good Luck
Luck is nothing more, but just a foundation built on preparation. To be successful, you don’t need to wait for your lucky moment to come across good opportunities. All you need to be is ready and prepared to make the best of an opportunity when you find one.
Learn to be the right person in the right place, at the right time through preparation than depending on your luck. Lucky people act in an open minded and optimistic way to increase their chances of good opportunities by preparing for their luck than waiting for it.
Get going, people!
5. Comparing Yourself With Others
A comparison to another is one of the biggest thieves of everyone’s happiness. We all do it or have done it at some point in our lives. Haven’t we? We compare ourselves to others to see where we are and what we have achieved. And, doing this we often end up judging ourselves.
Why even bother to compare yourself with others?
When the truth is, that not even a single person in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, why not redirect that comparison to the past and at present self to actually make a difference to grow and to be successful.
It is against the nature to give up something that comforts you. Therefore, the harder you fight to keep from losing it, the more important it gets to overcome and create something new that’s valuable in the long run.
Everyone who is successful today has given up something to reach the zenith. They lost their temporary comfort to gain the permanent success.
Are you willing to give up the things that are holding you down to make way for your dreams to come true?
If yes, then now is the time to break free from those old patterns.