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Stop

Stop looking at your paycheck as a measure of success.

Stop counting followers as a measure of how loved you are. Stop using likes as a measure of the love you give.

Stop using investor dollars as the metric of success for your business. Stop using square footage to feel good about where you live.

Stop using pounds to measure your health. Stop using sexual partners as the measure for interpersonal relations.

Stop counting attendees as the way to evaluate how well your event went.

Stop using nights out as a measure of happiness. Stop filling up your calendar.

Stop using unread emails as the measure of how much work you have to do.

Stop pushing yourself on people that aren't psyched to know you. Stop giving time to people you aren't psyched to know.

Stop showing up late and frazzled all the time. Stop rushing to meet arbitrary deadlines. Stop worrying.

Stop self-deprecating.

Stop and look up once in a while when you're in the city.  Stop looking the other way when someone treats you badly.  

Stop asking for more than you offer to others.  

Stop asking for permission.  

Stop assuming you know what people will say or do and just let them do it.  

Stop looking at your phone when you're walking from place to place, eating dinner with friends, or riding in a cab.  Stop checking your e-mail first thing in the morning.

Stop toiling away in relative anonymity.  

Stop accepting without questioning.

Just...stop.

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