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Article Takeaways: 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Disclaimer: I made a gist of this article in my own words for note-taking purposes and want to share it below with everyone. This excellent article has been written by Medium’s Top Writer Zdravko Cvijetic and i will highly recommend reading it till the very last word.

Enough with Netflix binge-watch, fast food binge-eating, porn & social-media addiction, sleep deprivation. You’re just an Okay Plateau. Give up on everything that makes you regret. Toughen up yourself.
On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become. — Anonymous

Doesn’t this quote sends chills down our spine? It surely does.
It should convince us to become serious about our life and loved ones, to become a better child, parent, spouse and a professional.

In this digital era, we only need to get rid of things that act as an obstacle on our path to success.

Below are 13 such things:

1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle

Have a healthy diet and do physical activity.

2. Give Up The Short-term Mindset

Set long term goals. Abide by everyday habits to achieve them.

3. Give Up On Playing Small

Chase your dreams. Risk it all. Take opportunities and unleash your true potential. Be Confident. Let the world benefit from you.

4. Give Up Your Excuses

Take authority of your life and transform your future. No space for lame excuses.

5. Give Up The Fixed Mindset

Never settle in professional and personal life. Leave your comfort zone and 
learn tough future relevant skills. Become versatile.

6. Give Up Believing In The “Magic Bullet.”

There are no quick wins in business — it takes years to become an overnight success — Richard Branson

7. Give Up Your Perfectionism

“Shipping beats perfection.” — Khan Academy
“First do it, then do it right, then do it better” — Addy Osmani

8. Give Up Multi-tasking

Choose one thing and beat it into submission.

9. Give Up Your Need to Control Everything

Detach from things you cannot control. Focus on what you can and try to make them right.

10. Give Up On Saying YES To Things That Don’t Support Your Goals

Reject fun, enjoyment and party proposals. Choose your goals over instant fun.

11. Give Up The Toxic People

Stay with smarter people and you will thrive. Challenge them and actively compete.

12. Give Up Your Need To Be Liked

You cannot impress everyone. Nobody ever can.
Be yourself. Don’t justify.
Improve everyday and be useful.

13. Give Up Your Dependency on Social Media & Television

Trust me, we don’t need it. At all.

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