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Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous
Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.
There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success.
Zdravko Cvijetic is Editor-in-Chief at Zero to Skill, where he provides host of courses on improving learning abilities. He is also Learning Experience Director at Mindvalley with a degree in Adult Education & Lifelong Learning.
Editor: Arman Ahmed
You can give up on some of them today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others.
1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn
If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts here. First you have to take care of your health, and there are only two things you need to keep in mind:
- Healthy Diet
- Physical Activity
Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
2. Give up the short-term mindset
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
Successful people set long-term goals, and they know that these aims are merely the result of short-term habits that they need to do every day. These healthy habits shouldn’t be something you do; they should be something you embody.
There is a difference between: “Working out to get a summer body” and “Working out because that’s who you are.”