12 unnecessary things to willingly let go to be a success in life
Hi guys. Today on personal development and self-growth, we’ll be taking a look at the things you have to let go to achieve success in life.
Life is not a bed of roses, and at the same time success is not guaranteed. Notwithstanding, there are lots of things that one can do that will make you hopeful of a better tomorrow. Similarly, there are lots of things one need to forgo/let go for one to be successful in life.
Today, we’ll be emphasizing those things we need to let go off for our life to be filled with success stories. There are a lot of things most people do, either as a daily routine or occasionally that has a way of hindering them from being who they are meant to be in life.
Often, you see these individuals struggling and lagging on so many things. This is because they have not looked deeply into their lives and discover some certain things that they do that is/are wrong.
Below are certain things that one must willingly forgo if one want to be successful in life
12 unnecessary things to willingly let go to have a successful life
Let go of the lazy life mentality
Let go of wanting everything being served to you on the platter of gold. Most people still believe they are other ways to become successful without being hardworking. Well, my only advice is that you kill that ideology in you. The only way you can be successful all by yourself or reach an unimaginable height of success is if you are hardworking. There is no short cut to success. Be wise.
Let go of unhealthy sleeping habits
Sleeping has its benefits but when abuse, poverty starts smiling at you. The average time for any man to sleep throughout 24hours is 8hours. Make sure you don’t increase your hours of sleep more than that. Though there are days when a little more rest will do, apply wisdom to know if you should fall for it or continue your work regardless.
Let go of not reading great books
There is a saying that great successful men and women read and learn from others. That’s where the big picture of always reading great books fall in. Exercise your brain daily by always reading something new.
Let go of being impatient
No one said it’s going to be easy. Also, no one said it will come some fast. For these reasons let dedication and commitment be the order of the day. Don’t stop because you’re tired, rather continue because you’ve not achieved your dream.
Let go of an overly expensive life
Living an overly expensive life is not a sign of success. By overly expensive life, I mean living above your pocket. Master 3 skills in financial life. Know when to spend, save and invest. This will go a long way to make you achieve success in life and stay successful.
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Let go of lack of self-confidence
It’s ok to lack self-confidence. However, it’s not ok to stay that way. If you are someone that falls in this category, it’s high time you start working on your self. There is no successful man or woman who is not confident in his/her self. Learn to always stand tall and never look down on yourself. Once you let the spirit of lack of confidence creep in, you are on the verge of failure sooner than you expected. Hence, never allow this.
Let go of friends that are not adding values to your life
This is self-explanatory. However, I’m not telling you to completely unfriend these people. Rather, reduce the time you spend with them. While for those so-called friends that tends to bring you down, let you lose your self-worth etc. cut them off. They were never your friend. Spend more time with people who give meaning to your life; people who push you to be the best version of your self. These are your real friends.
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Let go of belittling yourself
This is very similar to having low self-esteem. This is something we should let go off. Mind you, being confident doesn’t mean you’ve overcome this. However, when you have the habit of not letting other people success make you look like a failure, that’s when you’re handling it well.
Let go of blaming others for your failures or set back
This is where responsibility comes into play. No matter how hard it may be, learn to always take responsibilities for your actions, inactions, situations, failures, setbacks etc. When you blame others, you take responsibility for the situation of things from yourself. This makes it difficult for you to change the state of things. If you put it to your consciousness that it was your fault, you’ll work hard enough to reverse the situation.
Let go of spending excess time on social media
This is not for those who earn from social media. If you happen to be pursuing success outside social media, you must reduce the time spent on it. Spending time on social media means you are wasting a lot of time. Time is too precious for one to waste on unimportant things. Be wise and learn time management today
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Let go of being overly dependent on others
If you want to be successful, you’ll need to learn and strive to stand tall on your own. Learn not to depend on others. Reasons being that often than not, it ends in disappointment. Learn to be self-independent. Find any possible legit thing you can do that will fetch you money now or in the future and dedicate your time to it. This will make you value the things you’ve worked for more.
Let go of “I’m always right” mentality
This mentality is very wrong and it will go a long way to tearing you apart eventually. Endeavour to be always open-minded in whatever you do. This will help you learn every day. This is key to a successful life. Remember, pride goes before a mighty fall. Humility pays.
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