There are moments in life when we know we want to change, go somewhere, or try something new… But we don’t know how. Well, here is the good news: We have a bought you a list things you should stop doing to achieve those great things which you are bound for. It is not a list of stuff to do; it is the list of things that we should all STOP DOING. As we all need to make room for new and better things in life.
Stop spending time with the wrong people.
Life is too short to spend with people who suck your energy and happiness. If someone wants you in his/her life, s/he will make room for you. You should not fight for a place. Never ever insist someone who is passing you by. Remember that true friends are not those who stay with you in good times, but those who remain in the worst situations.
Stop running away from your problems.
Confront them! It will not be easy; nobody can emerge unscathed from all problems. You can not always instantaneously solve the problem when it occurs; we are not made for that. In fact, it is normal to feel sadness, anger, pain, uncertainty, defeat. This is the purpose of life: Confronting the problems, learn from them, adapt and eventually resolve over time. It is what makes us and molds us throughout life.
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You must stop lying to yourself.
You can lie to anyone, but if you think that you can lie to yourself, you are wrong. Our lives improve only when we take advantage of the opportunities that come our way and the first and most difficult thing to do, is, to be honest with ourselves.
Do not leave your needs for last.
The most terrible thing is losing your self while trying to love someone else. This does not mean you stop helping others, but you must help yourself first. If there is a moment to follow your passion and do something you care about, that moment is right now!
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Stop trying to be someone you’re not.
One of the great challenges of life is to be yourself in a world that wants everyone to be the same. There will always be someone smarter, prettier, younger or older, but they can NEVER be YOU. Never change to please people; be yourself and the right people will love you for it.
Stop being afraid of mistakes.
Doing something and making a mistake is at least ten times better than doing nothing. Each success brings a history of failures, and every mistake is a step closer to victory.
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Stop blaming yourself for past mistakes.
We all make mistakes; we have problems, and we even regret things we did in our past. But you are not your mistakes; you are not your problems, you are here and now with the power to shape your day and your future. Everything that happens to you prepares you for something that is yet to come.
Stop being ungrateful.
Get out of the bed and be grateful for life. Some people, somewhere, fight for it desperately. Instead of thinking about what you are missing, try to think of what you have and that many need.
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Stop seeking happiness solely from others.
If you are not happy with who you are inside, you will not be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else. First, you have to create stability in your life before you can share life with someone else.
Stop being passive.
Do not think about things too much or you will create a problem that was not even there in the first place. Take a decisive action for the things that happen. You cannot change when you refuse to confront things; progress involves risk. You cannot get to second base if you have one foot in the first.
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Stop focusing on what you do not want to happen.
The best is to focus on what you do want to happen. Thinking positive is the preamble to success. If you wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen that day and put enough attention, you find out you were right.
Stop competing against all.
Do not worry if others do better than you, concentrate on breaking your records every day. Success is a battle between you and yourself; that’s all.
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