A Twitter thread by Ryan Stephens.
The vast majority of you set goals like: get more fit or earn more money.
Nothing wrong with either of those, but the key to having more time to pursue those goals is saying "no" to things that take up a lot of time.
Here are 13 Things You Should Stop Doing in 2020 👇
1.) 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 - Slow down to go fast. Eliminate unnecessary commitments. Do less. Focus on quality, not quantity. Life is better when its unrushed.
2.) 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠/𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫-𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 - Accept what you do not have control over and then practice being more decisive.
The world rewards people who take action.
3.) 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 - I get it. You're worried you'll be uninformed, but the media today is designed to scare, distract and divide us. If something really important happens, you'll hear about it.
4.) 𝐄𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐬 - When 71% of people age 20+ are overweight, (CDC), perhaps you should do the opposite of what they do. There's nothing wrong with treating yourself sometimes, but limit things like breakfast cereal, chips, & foods that come in a box
5.) 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐎𝐢𝐥𝐬 - Vegetable oils are poison and they're hidden everywhere. Educate yourself.
You can start with this piece from @Mangan150 https://roguehealthandfitness.com/vegetable-oils-are-dangerous-to-health/ …
And this one from @KetoAurelius https://carnivoreaurelius.com/is-vegetable-oil-bad-for-you/ …
6.) 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀 𝐉𝐨𝐛 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞 - Life is way too short to work a job you hate—especially in this economy. Don't quit cold turkey, but start looking around.
This career guide from @80000Hours is the best resource I've encountered: https://80000hours.org/key-ideas/
7.) 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 - There's nothing wrong with an occasional break, but most of you are going to regret wasting so much time.
There's much better ways to use your time. Read a book, exercise, connect with someone, make something.
8.) 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐨𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐬𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 - Don't be too prideful to ask for help.
Nobody gets to the top alone. Sherpas guide people up Mr. Everest. At the end of most great books is an acknowledgements page that thanks 50 people. That’s not a coincidence.
9.) 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐨 𝐁𝐞 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 - @JamesClear is 100% spot on with this tweet. It can be hard sometimes, but internalize this advice.
10.) 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐃𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 - The world is full of haters and crabs trying to drag you back into the bucket. They're projecting their own insecurities. Keep leveling up and pay them no mind.
11.) 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 - If you can't change it, stop worrying about it. If you can, then take the first step, but stop complaining.
There's no greater waste of time and it'll simultaneously make you unhappy and awful to be around. The opposite of complaining is gratitude.
12.) 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 - Stop making excuses and start making changes. Whether it's fear of failure, the unknown, or something else, it's time to take personal responsibility and stop making excuses. You know what you have to do. Get started on the most important task.
13.) 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬 - You're avoiding the difficult thing you should be doing. Distracting yourself is not the cure.
Problems are not usually as bad as the story you're telling yourself. Face your problems, determine the next best action and take it.
If you only stop doing a handful of the things on this list, your life will dramatically improve this year.
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