We are all guilty of destructive behaviours that negatively clutter and complicate our lives. It often involves certain entrenched behaviours and automatic decisions. Check yourself against the list below and note which ones you can decide to quit:

  • Quit trying to be right all the time. Listen to the opinions of others with respect. They might hold a valid point which might differ from yours. Accept this with grace.
  • Quit blaming others for things that in the big picture won’t matter in a few weeks’ time. Talk solutions and then implement them.
  • Quit complaining about things you cannot- or will not change.
  • Quit excessive negative talking and try to inspire others with hope.
  • Quit trying to change people. In most cases, it simply does not work. Accept them for who they are and the choices they make. Make yourself the focus of necessary change.
  • Quit surrounding yourself with naysayers, negative people. Don’t allow them to pull you down in spite of the difficult times we live in.
  • Quit making excuses for why you are where you are or why you can’t do what you want to do.

Practical exercise:
Which of the above are you guilty of? Maybe you can identify a few other destructive behaviours you would benefit from quitting? Write them down and note how quitting them simplifies your life and adds more quality in every area.