Success is intentional; anyone who desires to succeed must either give up some things or add more to what he/she does.
The laws of success are universal, and they work irrespective of the individual. Therefore, for you to remain successful here are some things you need to give up today:
1 Excuses: Excuse is a luxury successful people cannot afford. Anyone who desires to succeed must not give room for excuses. Excuses limit our personal and professional growth; they also affect our capacity to deliver. You must always think, there must be a way out whenever you are faced with a challenging situation, task or circumstance. Take charge of your life! Say NO to excuses.
2) Perfectionism: I know there is a popular saying that goes, look before you leap, but you should realise that if you keep on looking, you will never leap. Most people are always looking for the perfect time, or the perfect situation, or the perfect place, before they make their move. This constrains them from making any significant impact. The truth of the matter is there will never be a perfect or favorable time. People have lost many opportunities just by waiting for everything to be right. So stop looking for that! Just get started and improve as you go on.
3) Saying YES To What Is Not Aligned With Your Goals: Successful people know that the ability to say NO can make all the difference. They know that to accomplish their goals, they will have to say NO to tasks, activities, and demands from friends, family, and colleagues. They have mastered the art of doing this without feeling bad; it is a sign of a good self-esteem.
4) Thinking and Playing Small: For you to realise your true potential, you must try to take great opportunities and allow your dreams to become realities. A small mindset cannot do great things; you cannot go beyond your expectations. Don’t be afraid to fail, let your ideas be heard and think big.
5) Your Need to Be Liked By People: The truth of the matter is, no matter how much you try, there are some people that will not like you. Nothing you do will please them. Successful people are those who know this and do nothing to justify themselves. All there is to do is to continue being authentic because the proof that you have something tangible is in criticism you receive.
In the end, there are certain habits that should be discarded if we are to achieve success.
Originally posted 2017-02-22 18:33:59.