10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward


How is your year going so far? Can you believe that 1/26th of the year is already history?

When you look at it like that, you realize that each week and each two weeks of our lives do matter and count so much. So, we need to be intentional for every single day and week of our lives.

And after much reflection before the dawn of this New Year, and really plotting and blueprinting my year, I returned to a list that author Stephen Covey came up a few years ago, called “10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward”.

I have worked with this this list on and off and I’m sharing it with you now as I feel it is just so valuable and succinct. When you need to get clear on what to throw out the window to free yourself for success, it is the go-to list!

But don’t just glance at it. Delve into which ones of these are your biggest obstacles. And consciously work towards actually giving them up. And here’s the biggest tip…START NOW!

I didn’t say it was easy, but completely worth the effort to go for the Business and Life of your dreams!

Big thanks to Stephen for this. Here they are:

#1 Letting The Opinions Of Others Control Your Life

It’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. You have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.

#2 The Shame Of Past Failures

Your past does not equal your future. All that matters is what you do right now.

#3 Being Indecisive About What You Want

You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be. Make a decision now to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.

#4 Procrastinating On The Goals That Matter To You

There are two primary choices in life:  to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.  The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.

#5 Choosing To Do Nothing

You don’t get to choose how you were going to die, or when. You can only decide how you are going to live, right now.

#6 Your Need To Be Right

 Aim for success, and never give up your right to be wrong.  If you do, you will also lose your ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

#7 Running From Problems That Should Be Fixed

Stop running! Face the issues, fix the problems, communicate, appreciate, forgive and love the people in your life who deserve it.

#8 Making Excuses Rather Than Decisions

Most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses rather than decisions.

#9 Overlooking The Positive Points In Your Life

What you see depends on what you’re looking for. You see what you focus on, everything else drifts by unnoticed. You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t looking for — and being thankful for — the good things in your life right now.

#10 Not Appreciating The Present Moment

Too often we try to accomplish something big without realizing that the greatest part of life is made up of the little things. Enjoy the journey.

Please comment below to share with us which one of these is the one you relate to the most. And if you have any tips for us on how to give these up! When we work together to give one another ideas, it makes us all better.

With much love and to your Success,



Business Strategist Coach Jeanne Omlor


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