12 Things Happy and Successful People Never Do

1. Sacrifice Their Health to Their Goals– If you start sacrificing your health on the way to the top, there won’t be much of you left when you get there.

2. Rent out Space Inside– Sally Kempton said “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head”. Nuff said? Yep, thought so.

3. Sit Down All Day – We all know that exercise is important. So why don’t more of us do something about it? Even a brisk 10 minute walk starts churning out those endorphins, so let’s get moving!

4. Worry– There are examples of the uselessness of worrying that date back to Socrates. It’s a waste of time and energy. Make an intelligent decision and go with it.

5. Are Never Present In the Moment- Whether you wallow in the woes of the past, fumble over the future, or just always have your smart phone in your hand, any of these things detract from you’re ability to simply enjoy the present. 

6. Sleep inStudies show that people who wake up early are more proactive, successful and simply do better all round.

7. Try to Please Everyone– If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Crowd pleasers often end up stressed. That’s not what we want!

8. Allow Family or Friends to Manipulate– This is a hard one. Often we cut those closest to us too much slack. If people close to you are trying to bring you down in any way, talk to them, stand up for yourself.

9. Not simplify. – To paraphrase Einstein, everything should be made as simple as possible…

10. Oversimplify. – …but definitely not simpler.

11. Hang Out with Negative ThinkersStudies show that hanging out with negative people actually impairs brain function.

12. Live Without a Purpose– Purpose is a strong pillar of identity. People without purpose end up lost, lonely and can end up addicted to alcohol or worse. Find purpose, find joy!

Many of these ideas attributed to this great post by Isaiah Hankel.

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