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13 things to consider, if you want to be successful


1. Change an unhealthy lifestyle. 

Maintaining a healthy diet and practicing sports that involve physical activity are the two main pillars for taking care of your body and your mind.

2. Abandon the short-term mindset. 

Successful people dream big. They set for themselves long-term goals, and they take the necessary actions in order to achieve them. A good way of achieving a long-term goal is slicing it into different short-term goals. This practice will increase motivation, and will help to develop and long-term mindset.

3. Forget about playing small

Similar to the previous one, successful people play and dream big. They know they want to put their stamp and signature wherever they go. Each of us have the potential to shine.  So voice your ideas, don’t be afraid to fail, and certainly don’t be afraid to succeed.

4. Eliminate excuses

Everyone has obstacles on their way. The difference between losers and winners is that losers create their own excuses that limit their potential to succeed; meanwhile, winners take responsibility for their life, learn from failures and find solutions to overcome the obstacles in order to reach their goals. The winners practice helps them to grow personally and professionally.

5. Get rid of the fixed mindset

Successful people are always learning skills, and acquiring knowledge in order to expand their potential. They constantly look for new and creative ways of doing their work and develop themselves.

6. Cease on believing in the “magic bullet.”

Success does not appear one day by magic. Success is the result of continuous effort made day by day. You know your skills, know your goals, and how to get there, so if you work everyday, you will compound over time the results expected. ‘Success is 10% of inspiration, and 90% of perspiration.’ 

7. Give up your perfectionism

Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn. Do not be afraid of failing, that is a natural part of life. Learning from failures helps us to grow and be ready and improve for next times.

8. Give up on continuous multi-tasking

When you focus your mind to do one thing at a time, you will be more likely to achieve your goal earlier. Mindfulness helps to increase performance, and therefore success.

9. Abandon your need to control everything

Focus only on those items that are under your control, and detach from the things you can’t control. Remember that you can always control your attitude towards things you can´t control. 

10. Do not say YES to things that don’t support your goals

Successful people know how to say No, to those things in life that are not aligned to their goals. Those initial sacrifices will at the end worth when achieving your goals.

11. Get rid of the toxic people

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”― Jim Rohn

Surround yourself with people from you can learn, in order to create an even better version of yourself. If you go with successful people, there are big chances than one day you will become one of them. 

12. Forget about your need to be liked

You cannot be liked by everyone. There will always be people who won´t like what you do or that will disagree with you. That is a natural human being. Remember to be yourself, authentic, and to improve day by day. 

13. Decrease your dependency on social media and television

Focus first on your obligations, and then you will have time for devotion.