1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn
2. Give up the short-term mindset
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
3. Give up playing small
“Your playing small does not serve the world. … As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”—Marianne Williamson
4. Give up your excuses
“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”―Randy Pausch
Successful people know that they alone are ultimately responsible for their actions in life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, or past failures.
5. Give up the fixed mindset
“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.”―Robert Greene
6. Give up believing in the “magic bullet”
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” — Émile Coué
Overnight success is a myth.
7. Give up your perfectionism
“Shipping beats perfection.” — Kahn Academy’s Development Mantra
Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how hard we try.
8. Give up multi-tasking
“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”—Winston S. Churchill
Successful people know that while it’s cool to work on multiple tasks, focusing all your efforts on a single one pays maximum dividends.
9. Give up your need to control everything
“Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us.” — Epictetus
10. Give up saying yes to things that don’t support your goals
“He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” — James Allen
Successful people know this that to accomplish their goals, they will sometimes have to say no to tasks, activities, and demands from friends, family, and colleagues.
11. Give up the toxic people
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”―Jim Rohn
The people we spend the most time with help mold us into our future selves.
12. Give up your need to be liked
“if you want to make everyone happy, go sell ice cream” — DS
13. Give up social media and television
“The trouble is, you think you have time.” — Jack Kornfield
Impulsive web browsing and television watching is a modern societal disease. While there’s a potential for learning (as a medium) they should never be an escape from your life or your goals.
14. Giving up Ego
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
― Abraham Lincoln