Each of us are different in our own ways. We have different traits, emotions, perceptions, and different aspirations; but we all share one thing: We all want to be successful.
Every person on Earth probably has a personal definition for success. Success means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some people perceive success as wealth. They believe they have not achieved success in life if they do not have a mansion, loads of money, and nice cars. These types of people idolize materialistic things, but some people hold success on a much more emotional level, like myself.
I personally believe that success is when you reach the point in life where you do not seek anything else to fulfill you. Of course, we will always want something, but to me, true success is when we are completely satisfied with what we have. It is this alongside positive relationships with loving, positive friends and family.
Being able to lie down in bed at night and think, “I love my life” is true success to me, and I am sure i share that idea with many other people. Point being, we all seek some form of success, but not all of us are willing to put in the work to get there. Success does not come freely; you have to really put forth effort to change the things you are unhappy with in life, and it’s harder than you may think. We all want to succeed in life, but you will never get there if you continue these 11 habits.
Break these extremely common habits if you really want to succeed in life!
Idolizing Those Who’ve Done It
Stop trying to mimic the actions of those who have already succeeded. You have to make your own path.
Comparing Yourself to Peers
Stop comparing yourself to the ones around you. Your success has nothing to do with anyone besides you. You create your own success.
Rationalizing Not Trying
If you are talking yourself into not trying and telling yourself reasons that it is okay to do so, stop. Stop making it okay not to try. You should always give your best in every situation. It’s the only way to guarantee success.
Putting Yourself Down
If you ever want to succeed in life you have to stop putting yourself down. Perception is your reality, and if you’re constantly in the habit of perceiving the worst qualities of yourself they will become more obvious than anything.
You need to take responsibility for your actions. Stop pointing fingers as if someone else caused every bad decision you’ve ever made. You did something bad, it does not matter what persuaded you to do so. Own up to your mistakes and stop passing them off as someone else’s fault.
Judging Other People
You will ultimately never achieve success if you do not stop judging other people. Treat others as you want to be treated. Recognize that every person is just the face of a beautiful soul capable of amazing and positive things. You honestly never get to really know a person for their soul.
Seeking all the Answers
Life is unfair and you cannot figure everything out; it’s essentially impossible. Stop trying to find the answers to everything and let the universe flow. Stop trying to regain some form of control because it was never there to begin with. You control nothing.
Perfection is a cruel idea. It does not exist and you must stop seeking it to ever become successful.
Life is not all about being comfortable. It is about getting out there and seeing new things and meeting new people. Don’t just ride the journey, kick the journey’s ass.
Stop pretending like you have to complete a series of annoyances in order to gain happiness. Happiness is in the now! Waiting for it will only make you wait for death.
Dwelling on Your Mistakes
You’ll never be able to succeed if you do not stop dwelling on the past. Forgive yourself of your mess ups or you will never be able to move on.