Most people tend to settle for average because they feel safe in their comfort zone. If you want to stand out from the crowd or live your life to the fullest, you need to think and act different.
Here are 10 things you should stop doing if you don’t want to be like most people:
1) Complain when you don’t get what you want
If you want to change things for the better, you have to do something about it. Complaining or blaming others when you don’t get what you think you deserve will not help you. Sure, blowing off some steam or getting something off your chest may make you feel better, but it won’t last long.
2) Live from week to week
Stop floating through life or living for the weekend. You’re not the only person in this world who has responsibilities. Everyone feels tired sometimes but that shouldn’t be your excuse to do nothing or indulge in your favourite TV shows every day. Each day is a gift. Use it wisely.
3) Focus on negative things
If you keep focusing on the things you don’t like in your life, you will never be happy. Try to appreciate the things that you already have. Even if you don’t have what you really want right now, you still have a lot of good things to be grateful for.
4) Act like a victim
You need to look inward and ask yourself what you can do better when obstacles arise. If you always resort to feeling like a victim, you will never change and will continue to face the same problems until you learn your lesson.
5) Wait for something to happen
Most people never realise their true potential because they tend to wait until it’s too late. If you don’t want to regret not going after what you want in life, you have to make things happen. Forget about waiting for a sign or the right moment. You will never truly be ready. Take the plunge.
6) Quit when things get tough
Obstacles will come. You can’t let them break you. If you really want something, you have to learn how to find opportunities in problems. You need to persevere and have faith. Nothing comes easy in life. Keep your eye on the prize and never lose hope.
7) Accept a below average standard of living
You know your life could be so much better, but you choose to do nothing anyway. If you don’t want to live like most people, you need to stop settling. Ask yourself if you really want to live like this for the rest of your life instead of accepting something that is just ‘okay.’
8) Look for instant gratification
Instead of doing something about yourself or your life, you look for instant gratification to feel better. No amount of new clothes, beach getaways, or massages can help you grow. It’s fine to pamper yourself once in a while, but you still need to work for what you really want.
9) Only see things as it is
Things may not be perfect, but you can’t keep dwelling on what you don’t have or focusing on the challenges you have in front of you. You need to believe in what will be and what you can do. Think positive.
10) Do the minimum
How can you find your greatness if you only do the minimum? In order to reach your true potential, you need to go above and beyond. Stop taking the easy road. Be committed to grow and push yourself every day. Work hard and be consistent.