Do not wait until tomorrow to do what you can accomplish today. Get it done right now. You're going to have to do it anyway. Why let that unnecessary stress linger in the back of your mind? Trust us, you'll feel so much better.
3. Don't Let Laziness Be The Reason You Don't Succeed
J.K. Rowling was so poor when she wrote Harry Potter that she couldn't afford a computer or even the cost of photocopying the over 300 page novel.
She had to manually type each copy that she sent out to publishing companies. After dozens of rejections, a publisher's 8-year-old daughter read the manuscript, fell in love with it and the rest is history.
Owning nice things is great and all, but a Mercedes will never fill the void in your heart, your mind or your creative spirit. Don't compromise who you are or what you want for material things. In the end, they're just stuff.
Successful people celebrate other people's successes. They don't compare themselves to others or feel cheated when they're surpassed. Instead, they focus on their own efforts, work hard and strive toward their own goals.
"We got here from hard work, patience and humility. So I want to tell you, don't ever think that the world owes you anything, because it doesn't. The world doesn't owe you a thing." - Jennifer Lawrence in Joy
Instead of feeling like the world owes you something, look for opportunities based on your talents and make things happen for yourself.
You can't make everybody happy. You just can't. If you try to, you'll just end up making yourself miserable.
Consider how much time you spend thinking about other people's needs over your own and use that time do something positive for yourself. I'm not saying that you need to be selfish jerk, I'm just saying don't be a doormat. There's a middle ground. Find it.
Sometimes it seems like there aren't hours in the day to go to the gym, eat right and get enough sleep. There are. You just have to make those things happen. It takes energy to succeed. Keep your engine running smoothly by taking care of yourself.
Don't be afraid to peel back all of your self-protective layers and embrace your feelings without holding back. It shows people who you really are. That is not weakness, my friends. That is the greatest strength of all.