8 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful

Lester Love
2 min readFeb 18, 2022
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If you want to be successful, there are certain mindsets, habits and things you need to give up.

I’ll give you 8 in this article.

  1. Give up the Short Term Mindset

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.”

Brian Tracy

2. Give up the Need to Control Everything

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
Steve Maraboli

3. Give up the Golden Ticket Syndrome

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” — Émile Coué

4. Give up Excuses

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” — Benjamin Franklin

5. Give up Toxic People

“Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go.” — Denisse Lisseth

6. Give up the Unhealthy Lifestyle

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” — Buddha

7. Give up the Fixed Mindset

Enlightenment begins when you change your mindset — from a blaming mindset to blessing mindset, from a negative mindset to a positive mindset, from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, from a linear mindset to an exponential mindset.”– Amit Ray

8. Give up the Haters

People will always have their opinion on you despite who you are and what your capable of. — Ana Chable

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.

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Lester Love

Entrepreneurship + Lifestyle. On a Mission to Inspire and Educate