Friday, 16 December 2011

Excellent Advices to be Pondered Upon! =)


Yesterday I've bumped into this article and here I will extract some interesting yet thought provoking ideas that everyone should start practising, including me! This has given me a new insights and definitely helped me to be a better person! =)

1) Stop spending time with the wrong people. 
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn't have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  

2) Stop running from your problems. 
The whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately moulds us into the person we become. 

3) Stop trying to be someone you are not. 
One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you.  Don’t change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

4) Stop being scared to make a mistake. 
Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing.  

5) Stop trying to buy happiness. 
Many of the things we desire are expensive.  But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.

6) Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. 
If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either.  You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.

7) Stop being idle. 
Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.  Evaluate situations and take decisive action.  Making progress involves risk. 

8) Stop thinking you’re not ready. 
Most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.

9) Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. 
Relationships must be chosen wisely.  It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company.  There’s no need to rush.  If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely. 

10) Stop trying to compete against everyone else. 
Don’t worry about what others doing better than you.  Concentrate on beating your own records every day.  Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.

11) Stop being jealous of others. 
Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. 

12) Stop holding grudges.
Don’t live your life with hate in your heart.  You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself!  And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too.  If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time. 

13) Stop letting others bring you down to their level. 
Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.

14) Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. 
The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.  Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

15) Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments.
Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.  The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

16) Stop trying to make things perfect.
The real world doesn't reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  

17) Stop following the path of least resistance. 
Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t take the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.

18) Stop blaming others for your troubles.
The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  

19) Stop trying to be everything to everyone. 
Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out.  But making one person smile CAN change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  So narrow your focus.

20) Stop worrying so much. 
Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy.  One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?”  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.

21) Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen.
Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.

22) Stop being ungrateful. 
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life.

23) Stop trying to hold onto the past. 
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.

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