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5 Things You Should Stop Doing To Be Successful


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There are many definitions of success. Some people consider success is to be money, while some fame, happiness, and satisfaction. Everyone wants to be successful - wants a luxurious life - wants a debt-free life. But how many people have been successful?

There is no correct answer to this question because success has too many definitions and unique characteristics as well. People have their own belief system. So, it is difficult to provide an appropriate definition.

Not everyone is successful.

You, of course, have to work very hard - late nights, early mornings, very few friends, and also stands for being misunderstood. This is what success takes.

Living with the life of your dreams is not that easy. A big amount of hard work, planning, and desire will help you to achieve success. Success is not just about hard work but a factor of mindset also.

We will walk through some characteristics of success. We will discuss what success takes from you.

1. No Shortcuts

If you are thinking that there would be any shortcut to become a successful person. No, there is no shortcut way!

Some people are always in a hurry to find a shortcut way to earn money. But it is always disappointing. You must follow a required pattern and step by step process. You also need to be persistent and a little more patience. You really have to put in more effort than you think.

By using shortcut methods, you make money for a short period of time. Your source of income will remain the same.

Even in history, there was no one who succeeded using shortcut methods.

2. No Quick Fixes

If you are a person who always follows quick fixes and is afraid of taking risks, you will always fail. If you think it is right to get a temporary solution to a problem, then you are making the biggest mistake; running away from problems does not make you successful.

Having issues in daily life is a part of life. Without facing obstacles, you cannot win the race. Therefore, invest your time to find a permanent solution. Do not spend your time searching for a quick solution. Quick fixes will not solve your problem.

3. No Blaming

When we do not get what we want, we start blaming others. We refuse to take responsibility for our mistakes. We try to get out of that situation by blaming others.

But successful people are not in this category, they admit their mistake. They express their gratitude. They know that they are learning from their failures.

A good leader does not blame but gives credit to his team. Therefore, be a good leader, and do not blame anyone, be a decent person, however, do not waste time to prove it.

4. No Procrastination

Tomorrow is a word that can ruin your life. Most people have a habit of postponing meetings and functions for tomorrow. They know that they should do so, but they don’t. It is like the person who thinks that when the traffic lights of the entire city will be green, I will go home. And this can never happen.

You procrastinate the task because you find it difficult or complicated. You think you will complete the task tomorrow, but again you will leave the task for the next. If you will not abandon that habit, you will never be a successful person.

If you are up to something, push yourself, no one else is going to do it for you. You should only have to make it happen.

Do not let this disease dominate your life. Kill this habit as soon as possible; otherwise, it will not get you to the top where you want to be.

5. No Pretext

Never make excuses; this is the key to success. You can make money or excuse, it all depends on you. But you cannot make both at once.

When you make an excuse, you are really wasting your time. Excuses will not fix your problems, in fact, it may complicate them and distract us. Excuses will not let you move forward but will keep you behind.

Have you ever wondered why we make excuses?

When we are about to do something but not able to accomplish it, when things do not go our way, when we feel afraid - we often make excuses and place blame on others.

But, in this way can we accomplish our goals? Definitely not! If you have a habit of making an excuse, you probably won't be very successful.

To be successful, you always have to be ready to be misunderstood. You have to stand out from the crowd. People will laugh at your dreams and try to distract you but you have to endure criticism and more.


If we have goals and a successful mindset then nothing can stop us from reaching our destination. Dogs will bark but they do not dare to bite us. Truly, in my opinion, being successful is a journey that has no end.

When we think that it is enough and when we get satisfaction from what we have; this is the success. If we pull someone down, karma will definitely play the opposite.

I think this is what the whole nature wants of you - treat people well, be a kind person, be loving, make no war, and don't commit any fraud. Honestly, if you constantly walk your way, you will definitely reach the last point.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Amit Masih


Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on September 20, 2020:

Hey Shibangi, good to see you! Well, thank you so much for your comment. Exactly, you've covered almost every point that is very important to be a successful person.

Shibangi Das from Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on September 19, 2020:

Great job amit! This is a well written and valuable article indeed. You are absolutely correct. Shortcuts, procrastination, quick fixes, demotivation, negative criticism, all these things come in our way to test our endurance and patience. The more patient we get with these things, the way to success open up to us.

Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on September 14, 2020:

Thank you very much, Khushbu! It means a lot to me. I am always ready to offer great value to my readers so that they can be proud of their time invested in reading my articles.

Khushbu Maheshwari on September 14, 2020:

Such a meaningful read so far. Keep sharing such amazing content and making our life a bit easier in this Pandemic.

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