The great Mahatma Gandhi once said that, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” It’s difficult to argue that all human beings should contemplate their destiny more often, and ensure that they are taking positive and productive steps toward realizing it. In order to enhance your own personal spiritual destiny, please read the list of common habits below; if you can manage to avoid doing these things, you can confidently look forward to a happier, healthier, and more successful life.
1: Don’t pretend like your problems don’t actually exist—they will only become larger and more significant the longer you deny them.
2: Don’t let your personal happiness and success rely on the actions of other people any more than you absolutely need to.
3: Don’t pretend like you’ve never made a mistake—you won’t be able to properly learn from them if you continue to deny them.
4: Don’t accept that you can’t accomplish something unless you’ve honestly devoted enough time and effort to achieving it.
5: Don’t neglect the people and things that you genuinely value.
6: Care and take care of yourself before you attend to other people’s needs and wants.
7: Contemplate who you are and who you want to be, and make sure you’re constantly striving toward becoming your true self.
8: Discover genuine happiness in your life at all costs (and as soon as possible).
9: Don’t associate with human beings who make you feel negative.
10: Realize that your self-worth is inner-worth, and don’t judge yourself based on outside feedback or results.
11: Make sure your dreams and goals are meaningful to you.
12: Don’t be jealous of others; instead, be happy for them, learn from them, and strive to accomplish meaningful things yourself.
13: Realize that you’re fully capable of changing for the better if you’d like to.
14: Don’t shrink compliments and magnify criticism.15: Don’t waste time and energy on things that you don’t care about (or don’t need to care about).
15: Don’t let fear prevent you from taking a worthwhile risk.
16: Don’t compare yourself to entirely different human beings.
17: Don’t waste time and energy on things you’re not capable of changing.
18: Don’t place more weight in the perspectives of other individuals than you do in your own viewpoints.
19: Make time to enjoy yourself no matter what (and as soon as possible).
20: Don’t wait for holidays or special events to relax and release.
21: Accept the fact that every human being causes mistakes and demonstrates flaws.
22: Don’t make significant decisions based on the amount of effort they will require—make them based on how positive and productive they will be for you (and the world as a whole).
23: Don’t blame other people for your lack of happiness or success.
24: Never stop dreaming and contemplating your dreams (while awake).
25: Don’t wait for a situation to change for the better—take action to make the situation better.
26: Always make time for the friends, family members, and other loved ones who are most important to you.
27: You can’t change the past, so don’t waste time or energy on regret.
28: Never avoid apologizing for something because you are too ashamed to do so.
29: No human being is perfect, so although it may be positive and productive to strive for perfection—don’t actually expect things to turn out perfectly.
30: Don’t feel guilty about taking time to yourself to relax, release, and recharge.
31: Don’t waste spare time with unimportant work or tasks.
32: Make a conscious effort to enjoy every minute of life.
33: Don’t say “yes” when you know the right thing to do is to answer “no.”
34: Don’t overcomplicate your life.
35: Don’t put-off doing important things: “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”—Napoleon Hill
36: Never expect something to turn out negatively: “Sometimes when you’ve had a long series of disappointing things happen, you can get into the very bad habit of just expecting more of what you’ve already had.”—Joyce Meyer
37: Don’t confide in untrustworthy people: “I have this really bad habit of doing things on the Internet and forgetting that the whole world is going to see it.”—Maisie Williams
38: Never ignore your life—or what’s happening in it and around you: “I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span.”—Claire McCaskill
39: Don’t make a relatively big deal out of a relatively small matter: “If I get two lines in the script, I somehow turn it into 20. I’ve got a bit of a bad habit of doing that, of just embellishing my little moment.”—Rebel Wilson
And, as Stephen King proclaims: “A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.