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In life, we have to give up all kinds of bad habits to make room for good things. There are no exceptions to this.

If you want true happiness, you have to really make changes within and work towards being the best possible version of yourself that you can be. There is no reward without working, as nothing worth having comes free. If you are setting yourself up for failure and cutting yourself short you will never achieve abundance.

14 Things You Need to Stop Doing If You Want Abundance to Find You:

1. Stop putting yourself down.

You should be working to build yourself up not cutting yourself down. Be there for yourself when no one else is. You are your own cheerleader, start acting like it.

2. Stop giving up so easily.

Stop letting this world tell you no. Don’t give up without trying. If you never try you will never succeed.

3. Stop blaming other people for your own misery.

Stop blaming other people for your own emotions. Let go of the pain and move on from it. You can be happy if you realize that true happiness comes from within. You are not as much of a victim as you think you are.

4. Stop setting yourself up to fail.

You have to try, if you do not try you will always fail. Stop going into things with the mindset that you cannot do them. You can do anything you set your mind to and so much more.

5. Stop being so materialistic.

When we die we cannot bring the things of this world with us. Life is too short to spend wasting time obsessing over who has what. Materialism is overrated.

6. Stop thinking that your way is the only way.

You are only doing things your way and for you that might work but for someone else, it might not. In this life, there is almost always more than one way to do something. Your way is rarely ever the only way.

7. Stop saying yes when you want to say no.

If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it. Stop saying yes when you want to say no. This only brings us down and makes us frustrated. In life, there is very little we actually have to do.

8. Stop letting money rule your life.

While money is important, it is not everything. We do not need to be rich to be happy. Again, happiness comes from within.

9. Stop letting other people define you.

Other people and the things they say or think about you do not define you. You are only defined by yourself and your actions. Stop letting people bring you down. If you accept the things people think or say about you as fact, then you are wasting your time.

10. Stop dwelling on the past.

The past is exactly that, the past. We cannot change it and should not be giving it power. Move on from the past and become who you were meant to be.

11. Stop letting people use you as a doormat.

You are not a doormat, you are a person. Stop letting people use you. Be your true self and practice self-care above all else.

12. Stop failing to see the bright side.

There is always a bright side, whether you can see it or not. The light in the darkness may not always be easy to point out but you can and will find it. Be more optimistic.

13. Stop getting worried about your future.

Your future is not as imminent as you think. Try being in the now from time to time. It will serve you well.

14. Stop wasting your life.

Don’t let your life pass you by. Get out there and do things you want to do. You do not want to be the 80-year-old lying on his or her deathbed regretting things they had never done. When we obsess over the future we miss out on the here and now.

Featured image via Sarah Prout