Most of the time we think about things we need to add to our lives. Sometimes it is better to drop some beliefs and behaviors in order to make space for new ones.
Here are the 10 Toxic Things You Need to Drop Out of Your Life Right Now.
Dropping just some of these things will help you feel happier, have more energy and enjoy life to a greater degree while having an easier time pursuing your goals.
1. Drop the negative people around you.
It’s hard to drop people out of our lives. But with some people it’s best to just cut them out of our lives. If they’re family, it might be impossible and we will just have to learn to live with them… And possibly exclude them out of the ‘inner circle’ of the people we spend most time with and the people who have the biggest influence on our life.
Cutting negative people is important because:
- Negative people will suck all of your energy you could use to make your life better.
- They will slowly turn you to their side and you will start looking at the world in a negative light.
- They will just make you feel bad.
2. Drop caring about the mistakes you have made.
The past is in the past, and you can’t do anything about it now.
Focusing on the past keeps you stuck in it, unable to progress forwards in life until you resolve that past pain. Forgive yourself and let it go.
Instead, focus on the future and what you can do to make your life better, more meaningful – and how you can make the World just a little bit better than it was when you came here.
3. Drop the past.
Just like focusing on the mistakes you’ve made, focusing on anything in the past, even your glory days that are no longer here – will keep you stuck.
**To make meaningful progress in your life, drop the past and focus on the present and the future
4. Drop your self portrait image.
Drop that perfect image you want to convey to other people. It’s holding you back from being who you really are.
None of us are perfect. Be aware of your flaws. Be aware of flaws other people have. Be aware that even if their life appears perfect, it’s just a pretense – we all have good days and bad days, no matter what our lives look like and who we are.
5. Drop feeling sorry for yourself.
- Drop feeling sorry for where you are in life.
- Drop feeling sorry for the bad luck that you perceive you have.
- Drop feeling sorry because things didn’t go your way.
Feeling sorry for yourself will only keep you where you are right now and will keep you from progressing. Start taking responsibility for where you are in life, and start taking action towards where you want to be.
6. Drop saying YES all the time.
Some people are really uncomfortable with getting NO as an answer. Others are uncomfortable by saying NO.
By learning to say NO to others, you will free up your time and energy to focus on what you really want to achieve. It is hard at first, but practice saying no not just to things that are a complete mis-match to you and your needs, but also towards partial matches.
If something is not a 100% yes, treat it as a no.
7. Drop trying to please everyone.
Not everyone will like you. That is normal and inevitable. If you think everyone likes you, that is only because you supplicate too much to them and they see you as a doormat that they can use to further their cause.
Stop trying to please everyone. It’s impossible. Say no to people you don’t like and you will feel much better. Once you’re more comfortable with this, you will feel like a burden has fallen off of your shoulders.
8. Drop saying the right thing, just speak your mind.
When you’re always focused on saying the right thing, it means that you want to please people around you.
It means that you are afraid of showing them your true self. This performance takes a lot of your energy away, and you might not ever realize it if you’ve kept the charade going on for a while.
If you just speak your mind, it is possible that some people will not like it. In the long term, that is a good idea though, and it is up to them whether or not they want to keep in touch with you.
9. Drop your limiting beliefs.
If you look at a successful person in one field, be it a famous sportsman or a billionaire, and think something negative towards how he got where he was and what kind of a person they must be – you’ve probably got limiting beliefs towards the area they are successful in.
A common example:
- If you think that the rich don’t care for the poor;
- If you think money is evil;
- If you believe that being rich makes a person heartless;
Than you will probably never become rich. Drop those limiting beliefs.
10. Drop worrying about the future.
Live in the now. Do what you think is best now, in order to make the best tomorrow for yourself.
But don’t put more thought than necessary in what the future will bring. All you can ask of yourself is to do the best you can right now. Worrying about the future will gnaw away at your energy and limit your current maximum output.
You are 100% where you need to be right now, in order to get where you want to go.
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