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Stop Focusing Only On Today (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 290)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #22)

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
— Alan Lakein

There is value in a good plan. The people who succeed the most are those who understand how to think, develop, and work a good solid plan that is effective not just for today, but for days, months, and years to come. This does not mean they don’t take time to have fun and be spontaneous, but serious pursuits deserve a plan. Read more…

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Stop Avoiding People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 289)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #21)

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
— Donald Miller

There’s a reason why Barbra Streisand sung about our natural human need for “People” in the movie Funny Girl. Research has it that, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.”

It has been said before that things don’t start to go wrong until other people start getting involved. There is some truth to that statement. And that may be why so many of us are striving for the illusion of independence. Not that independence is bad, but it can keep us hiding from vital relationships and connections. Read more…

Stop Resisting Change (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 288)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #20)

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”
— James Gordon

We often use the environment we were born into, the way we were raised, or the things we’ve been taught as excuses to hold on to defeating habits and negative ways of thinking that in turn only hold us back from reaching our goals. We are often resistant to change and we aren’t consciously aware that we are this way because we don’t understand that change is constant. Read more…

Stop Envying the Success of Others (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 287)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #19)

“Don’t envy the lives of others. Often you only see the surface. If you delve deeper, everyone faces challenges. Each one; without exception.”
— Mufti Menk

If there is one thing that is true about our social media saturated culture it is that we envy the perceived success of other people. We may never outright admit that this is the case, but underneath all of our favorites and retweets and shares, there is a brewing storm of envy that exists deep within all of us. Read more…

Stop Avoiding Success (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 286)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #18)

“If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.”
— Robert T. Kiyosaki

The fear of failure and the fear of success are almost always talked about in the same breath. One reason for this is because people experience some of the same anxiety symptoms when faced with failure or success. There is a legitimate fear in being aware of one’s potential for failure and success and the reality of both failure and success when it hits home. Read more…

Stop Sabotaging Your Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 285)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #17)

“Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen.”
— Alyce P. Cornyn Selby

Standing in the middle of a busy highway and knocking yourself over with your own car. Wanting to lose unnecessary weight but heading straight to the store for donuts and cupcakes each day after work. Trying to reach a goal or dream but shooting yourself in the foot. Cutting wordiness from a research paper and then putting every single word back in there and calling it ‘editing’. Read more…

Stop Leaving Things to Chance (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 107)

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(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #16)

“The weaker mind reacts.”
— Toba Beta

What you react to will control your life. It is very tempting to believe that everything will work out on its own. Sometimes, in fact, very few times, does this actually happen. The idea that chance is a powerful creature who carries any kind of weight in the world is not based in reality. The truth is that you have to make things happen. If you want something to work, you have to do what is necessary to make it work.  Read more…

Stop Allowing Your Focus to Run Wild (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 106)

Stop Allowing Your Focus to Run Wild

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #15)

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
— Winston Churchill

The direction of any good goal is always ahead. But so many people get sidetracked because they lose focus of where they want to go and what they should be doing. They spend time chasing too many things at once that everything escapes their grasp. What gets your attention will ultimately control your life. Staying focused takes discipline. Discipline is courage.  Read more…

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