Life appears to be an on-going adventure, however sometimes we need to STOP, to keep progressing. Here are 5 things you can stop caring about TODAY & give yourself more peace of mind and time to think about creating experiences that really matter.
Stop caring about other people’s opinion of you
Unless you are in a position where you need to make a great impression (I.e. job interview, first date, entertainment industry, etc.), do not let other people’s opinion about you stop you from being you. Stop letting other people influence your decisions. Only you really know what is best for you and it is okay if others do not agree. Truly successful people make individual and unique choices. What if Steve jobs of let others influence his decision about the ipod, or the iphone or the ipad?
Stop caring about looking a certain way
You are unique. Trying to look like others or only following what current fashion dictates limits the unique person that you are. Personal experience from attracting people or situations what I wore did not make a difference. What I said, how I presented myself and how I have made people feel is what has won me the most opportunities.
Stop caring about what everyone else has
Many of us feel that we will be happy when we reach a certain level in life — a level that we see others operating at — your girlfriend with a new guy, you neighbor’s house, or your co-worker’s job opportunity and so on. When you catch yourself comparing yourself to a colleague, neighbor, friend, or someone famous, stop! Realize that you are different, with different strengths – strengths these other people don’t possess. Instead, appreciate where you are and what you have right now.
Stop caring about being right all of the time
There are few absolute ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ in the world. What’s right for you may be wrong for me, and vise versa. People need to live their lives their way – the way that’s right for them. You do not always have to be right to win an argument. Instead, open your mind to new ideas and opinions.
Stop caring about “perfection”
Many of us are perfectionists in our own right. I know I am at times. We set high bars for ourselves and put our best foot forward. We dedicate copious amounts of time and attention to our work to maintain our high personal standards. Our passion for excellence drives us to run the extra mile, never stopping, never relenting. And this dedication towards perfection undoubtedly helps us to achieve results… As long as we don’t get carried away. We become disgruntled and discouraged when we fail to meet the (impossibly high) standards we set for ourselves. Remember, the real world doesn’t reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done.
POST UPDATE: To my early morning readers. I am now posting at 10:00 CST as I seem to get more views posting at that time.