6 Things Every 20-Something Should Say Bye To, For Success

Every 20-something needs to give up these 6 things for an early-on success

Let’s clear something up for all the 20-something out there, they don’t know anything about their future. Me being one of those, have gone through some thousands of such instances where basically nothing seems to sail your boat.

We have no idea what tomorrow has in store for us, plus, at times it even seems like we don’t even want to think about it. Because you see, tomorrow (future) is scary. No one has excelled in mastering the future, the struggled are still struggling and the ones with all the mullah are still resting. Which is the why the lost are confused and struggling for making a sense out of their not so small life in order to get some meaning into it.

Meaning doesn’t always revolve around success, however, a major part of it is actually a success. And, success can be anything, from your career to your home to your art to your soul. Nothing limits the extension of success, but there are some things that one needs to have given up. Yes, the road to success is not defined as a set of rules, however, limitations have been set and giving up on these limitations can certainly help you in achieving success, early.

1. The need for Perfection (at all times)

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Give up on the idea of perfection. No one is perfect, not the past you, not the present you and certainly not the future you, which is why running after perfection all the time can do more harm than good. Plus, who knows what is perfect? What’s perfect for you might be mediocre for others, try to understand that in life there are no perfect people, perfect life, and perfect plans.

2. Societal Pressure

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We all have been limited by the societal pressure and this is the high time to give up on that. Running around mindlessly just because of how appreciable it is in the society, is downright an insult to your life. Stop It. Do what you want to do and give your heart and soul to it.

3. You Can’t Please Everyone

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Give up the need of pleasing every single person around you, because it isn’t possible. No matter what you do, someone would get offended, which is why you need to surpass it. Not everyone will love and adore you, and it doesn’t even matter, until and unless the real people in your life do.

4. Everyone Makes Mistakes

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Give up on the fear of making mistakes. We human beings learn from our mistakes, which is why the fear of not making any, is like limiting us from our own growth. Rote learn that making mistakes is normal, and moreover, human.

5. You’ll Get Judged

Give up on the fear of being judged because it’s just a human nature. There are people who will talk some nasty things about you behind your back, while being completely adored by you, in front of you. Which is why overthinking about what will others say is just going to mess up with your own mind and body. It diverts you from your path of success which no one wants to go through.

6. Stop Comparing

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The art of success comes when you give up on comparing yourself with everyone around you. Your success should in no way be compared with that of someone else’s. When your life is different from the person standing next to you, then your goal and achievement and basically the definition of success should also be different. And, no one wants to be just another sheep in a herd of them.

Giving up these habits and things come no easy to anyone, but that’s where the path of success begins.

17th July 2017
Jyotsna Amla