Things to give up to move forward. Thanks Marc? (If anyone has the citation for this that would be great. I literally copy and pasted it from somewhere and have had it tucked away on my hard drive for at least a year.) I need to see these things, so here they are:
Being indecisive about what you want. You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be. Make a decision to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.
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 twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
Making excuses rather than decisions. Most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses instead of decisions.
Overlooking the positive points in your life. What you see often depends entirely on what you’re looking for. You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t thankful for the good things in your life right now.