Published Friday, December 30, 2016 on CNBC.com

By Zdravko Cvijetic

“Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”  — Anonymous

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.

There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success.

You can give up on some of them today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others.”

 

It’s the start of another New Year. We all have goals, resolutions, and ideas for the new decade. Check out Zdravko’s list of 12 things you should give up to be successful here. We love #4, #5, and #10!