Life is about stopping September 11th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.

Earlier this week I was writing about happiness and some of the thoughts around that. In order to have a happy life, it is strange that we need to change a lot of things in our own self. This blog post is about calling out some of the things we need to STOP doing. Here is a quick list, not exhaustive though.

Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.

  1. Stop running from your problems
  2. Stop thinking you’re not ready
  3. Stop living in the past
  4. Stop being negative in your thoughts
  5. Stop trying to hold onto the past
  6. Stop lying to yourself
  7. Stop being idle
  8. Stop procrastinating
  9. Stop yourself from being distracted
  10. Stop spending time with wrong people
  11. Stop fear of failure
  12. Stop doubting
  13. Stop trying to be someone else
  14. Stop being scared to make mistakes
  15. Stop cursing yourself for old mistakes – move on
  16. Stop doing the same thing while expecting different results
  17. Stop making excuses
  18. Stop from saying “Yes” always
  19. Stop your anger before it becomes a danger
  20. Stop trying to buy happiness
  21. Stop expecting people to be perfect
  22. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness
  23. Stop trying to compete against everyone else
  24. Stop being jealous of others
  25. Stop blaming yourself for doing the right thing
  26. Stop buying things which you will throw anyways
  27. Stop overloading your schedule
  28. Stop holding grudges
  29. Stop being defensive
  30. Stop being materialistic
  31. Stop holding back your reason to praise someone
  32. Stop letting others bring you down to their level
  33. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others
  34. Stop trying to impress others
  35. Stop being lazy
  36. Stop getting away with “good enough” attitude
  37. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments
  38. Stop trying to make things perfect
  39. Stop following the path of least resistance
  40. Stop spending mindlessly
  41. Stop blaming others for your troubles
  42. Stop worrying so much
  43. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen
  44. Stop being ungrateful

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

I am sure you will agree with some of these if not all. Do let me know if you agree with the above. What would be your top 3 which you liked and found striking?

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

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8 Responses to “Life is about stopping”

  1. shiva says:

    Stop running from your problems
    Stop being ungrateful
    Stop being negative in your thoughts

    i should never start the above mentioned points in my lyf :)

  2. Samith C Valsalan says:

    Stop worrying so much


    Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.

    good one :)

  3. Dibyendu says:

    As always great article Sir. My favorite is stop thinking that you are not ready.

  4. steve cantrell says:

    8. stop procrastination
    11. stop fear of failure
    14. stop being afraid to make mistakes.

    They are all tied together.

  5. Himanshu Agnihotri says:

    I have been following your articles, they reveal a Happy You!! Knew this article about happiness is coming. Thanks it’s good one.

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