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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today

50 Things You Need To Give Up Today
When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. So starting today… Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Read Getting Things Done.Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself.Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don’t miss it.Give up complaining. – Do something about it.Give up holding grudges. – Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.Give up waiting. – What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow. And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us going and love is the reason we’re alive. Photo by: Ai-lueh Chen Related 60 Empowering Quotes to Help You Get Things Done July 27, 2012 In "Aspirations" 10 Things You Must Give Up to Be Successful June 4, 2012 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

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