Things You Must Stop Doing To Be Successful

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Feeling entitled:

Entitlement is a delusion rooted in laziness, selfishness and foolishness.

The universe never rewards the undeserving...
Playing the victim card:

Self-pity is the easiest way to prolong your misery.

It’s not the cards you are dealt that matters, it’s how you play.
Being a “yes man”:

Learn to say NO without even explaining yourself.

Never be a yes man to anyone but your own conscience.

Have a strong moral code and stick to it religiously.
Looking for shortcuts:

It takes at least 10 years to become an overnight success.

Dedication + Persistence + Good work ethics = Success

If you are not ready to do the time, don’t even bother.
Abandon-ship mentality:

Stop quitting after any minor setback.

Keep up the momentum - progress isn’t linear, it compounds.

So many people in history have achieved great feats with less than half of what you’re currently blessed with.

Instead of complaining, channel that energy to being resourceful with the things at your disposal.
Avoiding responsibilities:

You can evade your responsibilities today, but you won’t escape them tomorrow.

You’ll grow in proportion to the demands you make of yourself, so what’s it going to be?
Making excuses:

You’re either making progress, or making excuses - never both.

The choice is yours...

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