Life is too short. We need to stop focusing on the wrong things and take hold of the right things. You need to find your own happiness and stop depending on others for it. Stop doing the things below if you haven’t already, they are just ways in which the world holds you back.
Stop spending time with the wrong people
Yes, 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.
Stop running 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.
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 most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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.
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.
Stop trying to hold onto the past
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
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 is leading towards success.
You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness
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 before you can share it with someone else.
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.
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.
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.
Stop trying to compete against everyone else
Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day.
Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
Stop being jealous of others
Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
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 curve balls 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.
And 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.
Just refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.