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9 Things To Give Up To Become A Highly Successful Person

9 Things To Give Up To Become A Highly Successful Person

Everyone wants to have the opportunity to be successful, but do we know what it takes to become highly successful?

We all can become successful, but here are a few things you need to give up to make that achievable. We all have habits, some good, some bad. The bad habits allow for negativity and hinder your chance to become successful, while good habits allow us to see results.

Here are five things you need to give up to become a highly successful person.

outliers by malcolm gladwell


By Malcolm Gladwell

⏱ 12 minute reading time

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Give Up Late Nights

Those highly successful prefer to start their day early. Most successful business owners get out of bed hours before when their actual workday starts. This allows them to feel secure, knowing they can plan ahead so that they can achieve daily goals expected. They use time wisely by allowing time to work on personal projects, exercise, and read.

Giving yourself that extra time in the day can allow you to feel a sense of accomplishment and win back some control in your life. During that spare time allotted, it would be beneficial to start reading to gain the tools needed to become highly successful.

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Reading is very valuable and a key asset in becoming highly successful. Research from prestigious universities has performed studies suggesting that reading can improve brain function.

Reading allows us to improve the way we think and provide the opportunity to learn something new every day.

Take the time to devote 30 minutes or more daily to reading, whether it is biographies or self-help books.

Give Up Negative Thoughts or (Take time to think)

Focused thinking allows your mind to remove negative thoughts and distractions. The majority of highly successful people take 15-30 minutes reflecting on the essential things in life, such as health, relationships, and career, so that they can strategize on how they can accomplish these essentials things.

So take 5-10 minutes to focus on nothing, allow yourself to relax, and sort out your thoughts.

Related: 9 Simple Tips to Help You Increase Your Willpower and Get More Done

Give Up Neglecting Your Body or (Prioritize Your Body)

Prioritizing your body has many benefits not only to your health but also to your success in life. Working out can clear the mind and increase motivation. Successful people who work out are known to be more productive and less stressed, therefore more opportunities to be successful.

Give Up Toxic Relationships

Highly successful people surround themselves with others who are highly motivated as well. The big question is, how do you find those highly successful individuals?

First, consider volunteering; this can be a great way to meet other positive and driven individuals. You could also join a club or organization that shares your same career or vision.

Do not be afraid to be selective with who you spend your time with. Highly successful people limit their exposure to toxic relationships.

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