The Simple Things to GIVE UP If You Want to Succeed


Everyone deserves success; we just have to make room for it. This post is about learning to give up what is keeping you stuck and start moving closer to the things you want out of life …. I have included pictures from yesterday while I was conducting business in Mulhouse, France yesterday. This beautiful forest served as the magnificent natural setting for my business partner and I to walk and talk out our BIG ideas, see below. It was so serene and so beautiful. I hope you enjoy it too.

The best way to invite good new things into your life is to make room for them. Just as you put time and effort into maintaining and organizing your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn’t helping you make your success achievable.



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From my perspective, here are some good places to start:

  1. Trying to be perfect.

Perfectionism sets us up for failure. It’s not a quest for the best but a way of telling yourself you’ll never be good enough.

  1. Playing small.

Expand your horizons. Go big. Grow! Sometimes the process is painful, but it’s worth it.

  1. Faking it.

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re always strong.

  1. Waiting for luck.

Luck builds its foundation on preparation. Coming across good opportunities may be partly a matter of luck, but it’s also a matter of knowing where to find them and being prepared to make the most of them when they appear.

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  1. Waiting for anything.

We have been fooled into thinking that if we wait for the right time, right place, and right person we will be successful, but opportunity exists where you find it, not where it finds you.

  1. Needing approval.

Don’t let the opinions of others consume you. What a waste of time!

  1. Trying to do it alone.

Even if you can pull it off, it’s twice as much work and half as much fun when you do it alone.

  1. Making empty promises.

Make your promises rare and 100 percent reliable.

  1. Fixating on your weaknesses.

We all have our weak points. Work on them, but focus on your strengths.

  1. Blaming others.

It’s cowardly and it costs you respect.


thinking about big ideas while admiring the gorgeous nature

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  1. Overlooking your negative thoughts.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do but not for what you think. The truth is those things can’t be separated.

  1. Living in the past.

Your future starts now.

  1. Trying to please everyone.

The surest path to failure is trying to please everyone. Work to please only yourself and those who are important to you.

  1. Small goals.

Small goals yield small results; big goals yield big (and sometimes huge) results.

  1. Holding on to grudges.

They’re a waste of time and a thief of contentment and happiness.

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  1. Avoiding change.

Change will happen with your permission or not. Manage it when you can and always make the best of it.

  1. Trying to never make a mistake.

Avoiding risk and never daring is the biggest mistake you will ever make.

  1. Saying “I can’t.”

Don’t give up just because things are hard, and don’t talk to yourself in negative terms.

  1. Minimizing yourself.

Being a shrinking violet doesn’t help you grow, it doesn’t put anyone else at ease, and it’s a bore.

  1. Gossiping.

Small people indulge in gossip. Talk about ideas instead–and when you do talk about people, be compassionate and supportive always.

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Drop me a comment below and share with me your favorite photo and where you are going to start to make a change in order to succeed. I am really eager to hear your responses and look forward to them all :)


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