1) Stop spending time with the wrong people
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head.
Raise the rent and kick them out.
2) Stop running away from your problems
Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
Remember, no matter what your tests are, you are not too weak to fight.
3) Stop lying to yourself
You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and the most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
4) Stop putting your own needs on the back burner
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
5) Stop trying to be someone you’re not
One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
6) Stop being scared to make a mistake
Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure eventually leads towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
7) Stop berating yourself for old mistakes
We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
8) Stop trying to buy happiness
Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
9) Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness
No one and nothing in the external world can make you happy. If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first; you have to discover happiness within you first, before you can share it with someone else.
10) Stop being idle
Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
11) Stop thinking you’re not ready
Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first. But we are resilient enough to adapt quickly to new realities.
12) Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons
Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
13) Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work
In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
14) Stop trying to compete against everyone else
Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you. Each and every one of us has different physical, mental and intellectual capacities and capabilities. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Every time you perform try to outdo your own previous performance.
Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
15) Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself
Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
16) Stop letting others bring you down to their level
Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs. Don’t let others set your standards. Instead of being a poor imitation, be hundred percent original.
17) Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others
Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right, what keeps your conscience clear.
18) Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break
The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. To get a different and a better result you need to do it differently.
19) Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments
Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. Try to discover joy and happiness in the smallest and the most insignificant things in life. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
20) Stop trying to make things perfect
The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists; it rewards people who get things done.
21) Stop following the path of least resistance
Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t take the easy way out.
Do something extraordinary.
22) Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t
It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
23) Stop blaming others for your troubles
Everybody’s life is shaped by his destiny, which has now become his reality. We have only ourselves to blame for all the problems and sorrows that come in our lives which is the result of our own past karma-s. The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
24) Stop worrying so much
Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
25) Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen
Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
26) Stop being ungrateful
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have, that everyone else is missing.