To be successful is the dream of many. The end result of success may vary from person to person, but the truth of the matter is everyone wishes to be successful. However, you must have noticed that despite your best attempts and efforts, you still can’t reach the height of the success. You struggle with every petty issue in life but some people around you keep on climbing the ladder of success. This brings to the important question, why are you not successful? Or what are you doing wrong that is keeping you away from success? There are certain things you must give up if you want to be successful. These things are the ones stopping you. (Also read: How to fight the nervousness with positive thoughts)
Short term goals
When you are focused on a bigger picture, you plan better. The common mistake that people make is spending all the time to plan their short-term goals. The trick is to plan things considering the long-term consequences of your actions.
Wasting your time
Your time is the most crucial thing you own. So, never underestimate the value of time. To be successful you must give up the habit of wasting the time and start respecting it. (Also read: How to spot a narcissistic person around you easily)
It is extremely simple to make excuses for your own faults. Some people blame the destiny, some blame their situation while other blame the people around them. If you really want to succeed in life, learn to give up excuses and start taking responsibility for your own actions.
Comparing yourself to someone else
You are your own person, it might seem that someone is better than you, but that’s just a negative point of view. If you really want to be successful in life, don’t compare yourself to someone else.
Most people turn into blind followers of somebody and forget about their own success. You must understand that you have your own way of thinking and influence of other is just holding you back. So, let go of the influence of others. (Also read: How to bounce back from failures and setbacks)