10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
1.Stop trying to hold onto the past.
You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
2.Stop trying to make things perfect.
The real world doesn't reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.
3.Stop worrying so much.
Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.
4.Stop trying to compete against everyone else.
Don't worry about what others doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
5.Stop being jealous of others.
Jealousy is the art of counting someone else's blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What's something I have that everyone wants?”
6.Stop thinking you're not ready.
Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most GREat opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won't feel totally comfortable at first.
7.Stop trying to buy happiness.
Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free –love, laughter and working on our passions.
8.Stop being scared to make a mistake.
Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up reGREtting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
9.Stop lying to yourself.
You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can't lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
10.Stop trying to be everything to everyone.
Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.