10 Things You Should Stop Doing To Be Successful

Success compassAre you a happy person? How often do you think of reasons why everyone around you is successful though they are not better than you in general? What do you do wrong?

Success comes to those who wait, they say. As far as you understand, simple waiting is not enough to bring you luck, happiness and success. So, maybe it is high time to change your attitude to everything and everyone around, and stop doing those things that prevent you from becoming successful?

What are they actually?

1. Do not let others decide what “success” is for you.

Different people may interpret “success” in different ways: some of them measure it in money, other ones – in positive changes to people around them and the world in general. If you want to be successful, do not let others force their interpretation of success on you; do not worry about what other people think, and come after what makes you happy.

2. Do not believe anything without questioning it.

Successful people do not just accept any new information to be true. They are critical thinkers, and they understand that we all (even “qualified” sources) are ruled by our prejudices; so, they will always question new information and maintain some healthy skepticism.

3. Do not worry about all unpredictable things that may happen to you.

If you want to be successful, stop thinking about everything that MAY happen to you. Try to feel comfortable with the reality and accept the fact your future can’t be predicted. Be ready to improvise and change your deeds and decisions when things suddenly don’t go according to your plan.

4. Do not feel stressed or depressed about criticism.

Try to stay calm and pay no attention to negative comments or personal attacks you may get from others online. Successful people are concentrated on making this world and people better, but they will never respond to every comment they get from foes.

5. Do not expect success to come easy or quickly.

Successful people understand there can’t be any universal scheme on becoming rich, slim, loved, etc. Do not expect that all those “lose 10 kilos for 3 days” or “get rich in a month” will work for you: you are an individual, you have your own pace, you should find your own way to your success.

6. Do not wait for the “right time” to do anything.

Do not hesitate chasing your ambition, because there will never be the “right time” to do anything. Successful people perfectly understand this fact, and you would probably agree with it when you tried to remember how many times you postponed doing things after telling yourself something like “it’s not a right time for this now”.

7. Do not ignore problems.

Successful people never ignore or avoid problems, no matter how big and awful they seem; because they understand: if they put a problem off it will not disappear but turn into a bigger one. So, try to confront your pressing concern as soon as possible.

8. Do not be afraid of responsibility.

There can’t be a successful person without responsibility. Yes, we all are people and we all make mistakes, but if you want to be successful you should always accept responsibility for your words and actions.

9. Do not care about what other people think of you.

As far as we all know, it’s impossible to please all the people who surround us. Your attempts to become “good” for everyone will turn into nothing but new worries, stresses, and problems. Successful people do not concentrate on quantity of people to please, but worry about their quality and focus on developing friendships with people they really care about.

10. Do not forget people who are important to you.

It does not matter how busy a successful person is, they will always find time to care about their families, friends, and all other people who are really important to them. Your business can’t be an excuse of your indifference.

Success is good, but you should understand that life will get depressing without friendship and love.
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Alex Strike is a freelance writer and a passionate blogger with over 5 years of writing experience who is honored to be a guest contributor to many websites, including Bid4Papers, Lifehack.org, ProBlogger.net, GetMotivation, and others. You can always find more his works and reach him on Google+.

 

  • Marquita Herald

    These are all excellent points. While I believe most people would say they are easier said than done, they are nevertheless doable if one is committed and willing to be brutally honest about where they are now versus where they need to be, and establish the precise steps they need to take and skills they need to learn to reach that goal. The problem is most people are looking for a quick fix or short cut and all of this self discovery and planning seems far too cumbersome.

  • Tom Fields

    Some excellent points, well made there. I totally agree with #1 on your list especially. I have just finished reading Deb Dutta’s Success is an Exaggeration and I highly recommend picking up a copy. Dutta’s approach and ideas about finding success in anything you do are unlike anything I had read before. I came away from that book feeling so motivated and inspired.

  • Kathy

    This post is really good.

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  • Luca Matrill

    I think it is a good tips! I can recommend always belive in yourself! It is very importent for all people! Be bold and everything will be very cool!

  • Awesome post! Everybody wants to be successful but sometimes it is easier said than done but through this list of “10 things you should stop doing to be successful” makes you ponder on your own weaknesses and how to resolve them.

  • Great post! The “10 things you should stop doing to be successful” makes you really think about where you are in terms of success and how you can improve yourself to get there.

  • We really need this kind of article; those people who are having a hard time must read this. Life is really tough but we just have to accept the challenges and win over it. Great post!

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