We all want to be successful. But what makes some of us achieve success even while still young, while others struggle their entire lives for nothing?
Is it a matter of intelligence? Does it have something to do with good luck? We think it’s more than that. The secret to being successful is in your habits. And while there are hundreds of articles out there that tell you which habits you should have in order to be successful, we’re here to tell what you must absolutely refuse to do anymore if you want to be the greatest you’ve ever been.
Yes, you should live a healthy and active life. But this is not enough. You must give up some things as well to make room for the people and activities that will truly help you become your best version of yourself.
Start by giving up toxic people.
Look around. Are there people who don’t support you with their whole being? Does your family support you? Is your partner encouraging you enough? Do they help you want to be successful? Think about all the people surrounding you and ask yourself if they truly respect and admire you as much as you deserve. If not, keep looking for your tribe. They’re out there, I promise you!
If you want to be successful, get rid of the idea that you have to be perfect.
Perfectionism screws you up big time even without you realizing it. I know you’re thinking that only perfectionists get far in life, but that’s actually not true. And the explanation is very simple: perfectionism puts an extraordinary amount of pressure on you which in turn makes you procrastinate. And if you want to be successful you shouldn’t.
You feel overwhelmed by the unrealistic objectives you’ve set for yourself and you’re disappointed even before you start. I know you think you did pretty good due to your perfectionism, but just imagine how far you would’ve gone if you hadn’t put so much pressure on yourself. Wanting to be successful also means you should be able to move on some times.
You are worth it and you are good enough.
Make peace with yourself and make the best out of what you’ve got. You will be surprised to see how much you can achieve when you start from the premise that you are enough already. You have everything it takes to succeed and if you pay attention to your real calls, the road to greatness is halfway paved. Keep your eye on the opportunities that lie ahead and your mind clear and wonderful things will be revealed to you.