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Stop Waiting for Perfect Timing and Favorable Conditions (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 298)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #30)

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
— Alan Cohen

Perfect timing does not exist. Completely favorable conditions do not exist. Yet people everywhere spend time detailing preferences that they think must be met before they can move forward with their life. They would rather use their energy waiting than in taking action. Waiting can be both useful and impeding at the same time. Read more…

Stop Thinking Below the Line (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 297)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #29)

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
— Thomas Edison

Everything rises and falls on behavior. The decisions you make and actions you take all depend on your internal and external behavior. Some would argue that there are other factors involved like culture and environment, and they’re probably right. But life is ultimately like a cause and effect. Your behavior is the cause that produces either a negative or positive effect. Read more…

Stop Wasting Everything (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 296)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #28)

“You know, you only get to live life once, so there are two things that that yields. One is that there’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but secondly you hate wasting time, energy, and whatever talent you’ve got.”
— David Miliband

Everything around us is limited. This is a basic principle within economics. An unlimited amount of anything does not necessarily exist. As a society, we use our resources to satisfy our wants and our needs. Our wants and needs are limitless but the goods and services we use to meet the satisfaction is not. Read more…

Stop Being Self-Focused (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 295)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #27)

“We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear. Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek.”
— Elizabeth Goudge

The world is a circle and it revolves around me. This is the sad philosophy of many people in our society. We each sit on our little man-made thrones of self and dare anyone to knock us down. It is so characteristic of human nature and human inclinations. But much of what we do, if we were to really look at it and be honest, is in the best interest of us to the neglect of everyone else. Read more…

Stop Overthinking (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 294)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #26)

“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.”
— Anthony Hopkins

Why are people more depressed and anxious now than ever before? Why do we feel more tired, stressed, and frustrated than happy, healthy, and fulfilled? What is the one silent enemy that often lies at the root of most of our problems?

It’s overthinking. And overthinking has become an epidemic that aims to destroy us at the core of who we are. For many people, it’s not until we’re older and have lived much of our lives with painful experiences and regrets to show for it, that we realize the greatest enemy of the self is in our mind. Read more…

Stop Ignoring Your Goals (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 293)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #25)

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”
— Brian Tracy

Most people have no clue about the massive ability and capacity we have to set a goal and focus all our time, energy, and resources on accomplishing that one thing. Goals give us something to focus on and give us an excuse not to turn our attention to something else for any length of time. Once we master a goal, we have momentum to set and accomplish the next one. Read more…

Stop Holding On to Things and People You Should Let Go (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 292)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #24)

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
— Herman Hesse

Learning to let go of people who are no longer good for you and situations that no longer benefit you is equally as important as knowing when to hold on to the people who are good for you and stay in situations that benefit you. It’s best to learn this lesson now rather than later. But for some of us, we don’t realize we’re playing with fire until we start to burn. Read more…

Stop Running from Your Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 291)


(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #23)

“Work is when you confront the problems you might otherwise be tempted to run away from.”
— Rolf Potts

Most people spend much of their life on their feet. They run from people, problems, and physical locations. They run from school, family, careers, and ambitions. But most of all, many people are running from themselves. And if they aren’t running, they’re thinking about it or tying up their shoes to hit the road. Read more…

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