Want to get ahead in life and at work? Start letting go of these things that do nothing but bring negativity energy into your life and weigh you down.
1. Negative Friends
It’s pretty easy to see why negative friends are not worth your time. Plus, all those acquaintances you’ve acquired over the years, let them go too! They’re not worth your time and energy.
2. Seeking Approval And Acceptance From Other People
If you’re doing this often, stop. We know it’s hard to do considering how, as human beings, all we ever want is to feel accepted and liked but, don’t rely on other people’s approval and acceptance for happiness.
3. Competing Unnecessarily With Other People
Healthy competition can always spur us to be better versions of ourselves but when it’s all said and done, ask yourself, who should you actually be competing with? The answer: yourself.
Always work towards becoming a happier and healthier version of yourself and pay no mind to what other people are doing or where they are in life.
4. You Nitpick Your Flaws
If we got a dollar for every time we belittled and doubted ourselves in our own minds, our retirement plans are pretty much set.
But, unfortunately for us, we don’t get a dollar for every time we put ourselves down so… why do we still do it?
5. You Work Towards Perfectionism Too Hard
Don’t get us wrong, aiming for perfectionism can be a great thing when you’re trying to better yourself but don’t make it the end goal of any task you’re doing.
Because when this happens, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment more than anything.
6. Waiting For The Right Opportunities To Land On Your Lap
We’re sure you’ve heard of the saying that fortune favours the brave and it’s so true!
Instead of waiting for the right opportunities to land on your lap, go out and find opportunities for yourself. Always wanted to work overseas? Send your resumes out! Take those chances.
7. Aiming Small
There’s nothing to be proud about if you’re aiming small. You’ll end up feeling little and unaccomplished.
But that’s not to say you shouldn’t take pride in the work you do, but aim for higher and don’t sweat it if you don’t get instant gratification.
Remember what we said about negative energy? Gossiping does just that… and so much more. Honestly, how many people emerge from a gossip session feeling great about themselves, right?
9. Avoiding Change And Finding Excuses Not To Adapt
Change is never easy and when it comes at you like a curve ball, it’s often hard to make sense of everything that happens.
But, always make it a point to manage these curve balls with the best of your abilities.
10. Being Fake
The last thing you should ever do is play fake with other people and expect for the universe to reward you with positivity.