8 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward

by Betty Lochner on April 29, 2013

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ~ Stephen R. Covey

This post is inspired by the work of Stephen Covey, one of my all time favorite inspirational writers (7 Habits of Highly Effective People), and a great communication skills quote maker.

8 things8 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward

1. Letting  the opinions of others control your life

  • It’s not what other think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts.
  • You have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else

2. Running from problems that should be fixed.

  • Stop running.
  • Face these issues, fix the problems  communicate, appreciate, forgive and love the people in your life who deserve it.

3. Making excuses instead of decisions.

  • Most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses instead of decision.

4. Being indecisive about what you want.

  • You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be.
  • Make a decision to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.

5. Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you

  • There are two primary choice in life: to accept conditions as thye exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
  • The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

6. Choosing to do nothing.

  • You don’t choose how you are going to dies, or when.
  • You can only decide how you are going to live, right now.
  • Every day is a new change to choose.

7. Overlooking the positive in your life.

  • What you see often depends entirely on what you are looking for.
  • You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t thankful for the good things in your life right now.

8. Not appreciating the present moment.

  • Too often we try to accomplish something big withoutrealizing that the greatest part of life is made up of little things.

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Betty LochnerBetty Lochner is the Owner of Cornerstone Coaching & Training.  She is also the Director of Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition Program. She specializes in personal and organizational transformation and is the author of  Dancing with Strangers: Communication skills for transforming your life at work and at home and 52 Communication Tips.  Both are available on Amazon.com.

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