There is list after list after list of all the things you should do in your life, but how many lists are there of things you should stop doing? You know you need to let go of the past, work hard, make yourself happy and do what you love, but what should you stop doing to make doing these things easier for you? The truth of life is this; there are things you have to stop doing in order to make room for things you want to accomplish or acquire and this list will give you a head start.
The worst thing you can do in life is compare yourself or your life to someone else’s. There is an old saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and it is an accurate saying. You will never be exactly the same as someone else, so why are you comparing what you have or have accomplished to what they have or have accomplished? They have their story and you have yours. Be happy with yours and be happy for others.
There is nothing worse than criticizing everything you do. You might think your work is subpar or your appearance could be better. Stop focusing on all the things you feel are flawed in your life and start focusing on the good stuff. When you focus on the good stuff, you can’t criticize it.
Stop Thinking Negatively
It’s so, so easy to smile and thank someone for telling you that you look beautiful or that you did an amazing job on your presentation or speech while thinking to yourself, “OMG. Can you see how fat my thighs look in these trousers/did you hear my speech?” You have to learn to silence that negativity because what you hear yourself say to you is what you believe. You will never succeed in life if you don’t stop telling yourself you don’t deserve it.