On the path to defining your own version of success, what you stop doing is just as important as the things you start doing. Read that twice, please. Because this concept could change everything for you — if you let it. Everybody needs a Stop Doing List. As you make decisions everyday on the things you want to focus on to change your life and take you to the next level, you need to make a conscious list everyday of things you will stop doing, things you will stop taking and people you will stop hanging out with.