Sometimes life can be unpredictable and difficult. We can fall into these ruts where nothing seems to be going our way. We all have hopes and dreams, but whether you are working towards them or not, here is 5 things you need to give up in order to achieve success.
Limiting Yourself: Have you ever said to yourself “I’m too old for that activity” or “I need a good reason to join that club”? If you have then you are limiting yourself. If you don’t try something, you will never know whether or not you will like it. Limiting yourself cuts out so many amazing opportunities you could have had.
Instead: Make a list of ANY and ALL things you want to try, accomplish, or do. Write them down, pick one, and go do it. Bring a friend with you, if you are afraid to try something alone. Life is short, you should remember the YOLO rule and do whatever you want-when you want. Always wanted to dance? Join a dance class. Always wanted to thank someone for something they did? Go tell them. Even if it is for one day, you should at least give something a chance and not set boundaries.
Outside Opinion: This world is so full of judgements and clichés that it can be hard to follow your dreams and goals if they are outside the ‘norm’. Listening and trying to please everyone is a never-ending cycle. Don’t fall victim to it, because if you do, you are never going to get a chance to experience what you wanted to in life.
Instead: You should stop wondering what people will think of you. Don’t let people decide your future-it is your future for a reason. People will make suggestions and will give their input (even if they weren’t asked to) but that doesn’t mean you have to listen to it.
Pessimistic Point of View: The words “I can’t” should never be said. It’s hard enough dealing with other people’s opinions, add-on to that negative thoughts, and you will have no hope of reaching your success. Sometimes you are your only cheerleader and who wants a pessimistic cheerleader?
Instead: Stop saying “I can’t” and instead say “I will”. Even if you don’t know how to make something happen, there are so many resources out there to learn. A positive mindset is the first step to any success, so feed you mind uplifting and encouraging thoughts.
Fear of Failure: Sometimes we decide not to take a chance because of the amount of risk involved. The truth is, fear can paralyze a person from reaching their goals and dreams. So if you let fear overcome you, you will get no where.
Instead: When considering risks of a situation, think of them as detours not road blocks. There is always another way to make something happen, so don’t let fear prevent you from something that could be great.
Indecision: Maybe you have 2 or 3 goals. Maybe you are motivated and ready to start working towards them. The only problem is you are not sure how to start, or which goal to start on. We can easily give up just because we are unsure which path to take- which is understandable, but it is also keeping us that much farther from reaching our goals.
Instead: Just pick something to start working on and do it. Make a game plan and follow it. Use the SMART method (S= Specific M=Measurable A=Attainable R=Relavent T=Timely). This way you will be sure to reach you goal and there is no room for indecision.
These 5 things are not hard to give up, and once you do I guarantee you will see improvement. Let me know if you have any more ideas I should add to the list! As always, don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet.
Have you ever struggled with any of these?! What did you do about it?!