Ricky Khamis's Blog: What it takes to be Successful - 2. Give up something


What it takes to be Successful - 2. Give up something

Give up something to gainNext in the series of What It Takes To Be Successful is to understand the fact that you will need to Give Something Up.

Many tend to think that success comes overnight, but let’s face it, without a lot of hard work, attention and focus, we simply cannot manage to achieve the great results and success. Most of the time, we need to give up something in our life, but these thing tend to differ from person to person.

Still, the general rule does state that success does require you to renounce something, no matter how hard it would be. Yet, are there things that we do have to give up in order to achieve the ultimate success?

One of the things you need to give up most of the time in order to be successful is the time you usually spend with friends or on your hobbies. Time is an important factor when it comes to achieving success, and because of that you need to spend less time for your personal enjoyment. Yes, it’s a hard thing to do, but if you do want success, this is something that has to be done.

Another thing you have to give up in order to achieve the success you need is to give up excuses. Most of the time people use excuses in order to just avoid things or maybe because they just don’t want to face the truth. If you want to be successful, admit your mistakes and lose the excuses, it is always something much better to do, and it also provides you with a strength of character that only the successful people have.

Don’t wait! This is another trait of successful people. Instead of waiting tirelessly for answers and results, what you do need here is to focus on acting right on the spot. Not only it manages to bring better results, but it’s exactly what you need in order to stand out in front of others. In time, this can lead to the ultimate success you always dreamed of having.

But this is not all. Sometimes, for success, you will need to give up your relationship. This is why many people aren’t successful, because when this comes in front, they tend to remain with their loved one. As we talked here, it’s crucial to give up something in your life, you simply cannot have everything if you want the ultimate success, and no matter how hard this might look, it is the ultimate truth you have to comply with at all times.

Another thing you need to give up are the worries about the things in your past. When you want success, you need to start with a clean slate, and this will truly help you become a better person, not to mention the astounding results that can appear from the whole thing as well. It’s all about being motivated, about pushing the boundaries continually, as you are bound to get the results you want this way, you can rest assured of that. Just remember that when something needs to be given up, you have to do it, otherwise the success will slide away!

I have made many sacrifices in my lifetime in order to achieve the level of success that I have.  It started when I was 18 years old and decided to join one of the toughest part of the military, the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry soldier.  I was taught that I can literally do anything I want to do, and if I didn't want to do it TOO BAD do it anyways!


“If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything...All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?”


 Anthony Robbins





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Comment balloon 1 commentRicky Khamis • April 23 2015 03:31PM


Even if you don't want to (or realistcally can't) give something up, you can find a way to delegate it or pay to have it done, freeing up your time and energy to move forward towards success. Thanks for the great motivational insight!

Posted by Paul Collier, Paul Collier (Patriot Home Mortgage) over 5 years ago