Many things that we value in life are the result of accumulating stuff; experience, wealth, and education all come from adding more to what we have. By contrast, the act of being happy is often more about subtracting things that weigh us down, tie us to the past, or keep us engaged in unhealthy situations and relationships. But letting go is hard. We attach ourselves easily to behaviors and patterns that are comfortable because they are known, even if they limit us and our capacity to succeed and to be happy.
By the way, if you think happiness is an elusive and fuzzy concept, I’ll prove to you that it’s not by posing this question: If you came back in another life, would you want to be yourself all over again? Yeah, how’s that for a benchmark of happiness?
So try this. There are 20 weeks left in 2015. Start focusing on subtracting behaviors that stand in the way of your success and happiness. Here’s a list of 20 things that happy and successful people don’t do. Pick one for each week and make a commitment to let it go, and then practice the letting go religiously for the week. I promise you’ll be not only happier but incredibly more energized and ready to build the future as well.
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Try to give up one of each of these behaviors for the 20 remaining weeks of 2015 and I guarantee that you will be more successful and much happier.