Stop Sabotaging Yourself And Achieve Success

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :How To Be Confident



“I have a tendency to sabotage relationships; I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.”

Michael Bublé (Canadian Singer/Actor)

“Leaders who are kind of insecure or egocentric, they basically sabotage themselves.”

John C. Maxwell (American Author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership)

“Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet)

No matter who you are or what goals you have, your biggest obstacle in life is you.

You are your own worst enemy.

You are your biggest critic.

Part of this is because our brains are wired to value negative information twelve times more than positive information.

That’s right, negative information is stored in your long-term memory bank almost immediately, while positive information has to be held in your awareness for up to twelve seconds to be remembered long-term.

This is called negativity bias, and it affects all us.

It causes us to hold on to, ruminate on,...
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How Backstabbers And Negative People Will Destroy Your Dreams

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Negative People



“There are two kinds of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that’s just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticism, knowing when to say no.”

Martin Scorsese (American Director)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

Napoleon Hill (American Author)

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Maya Angelou (American Poet)

What’s the biggest obstacle in your life?

You.

You are the biggest obstacle.

What’s the second biggest obstacle in your life?

Other people.

That’s right — beyond yourself, the biggest obstacle between you and achieving your biggest dreams is other people.

Specifically, negative people.

Controlling people.

Manipulative people.

Or, as I like to call them collectively, dream-killers.

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3 Ways You Can Maintain Your Autonomy In Relationships

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional Intelligence



“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.”

Neale Donald Walsch (American Author, “Conversations With God”)

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

Michel de Montaigne (French Renaissance Writer)

“The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.”

Anthony Robbins (American Author & Speaker “Awaken The Giant Within”)

I like to think of myself as a strong individual.

I know who I am and what I want.

And I won’t sacrifice myself to anyone!

Well… unless I’m hungry.

Or tired.

Or if I want something really badly.

Like peace and quiet.

As tough as I think I am, I feel the urge to compromise on myself constantly.

Something as small as wanting a hamburger is enough to make me want to give up on a goal sometimes.

But being hungry isn’t what worries me.

Being constantly stressed and miserable is what worries me.

Being in an awful relationshi...
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How Mediocre Living Can Turn You Into A Coward

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :How To Be Confident



“We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.”

Theodore Roosevelt (American President)

“He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.”

Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist, For Whom The Bell Tolls)

“Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.”

Julius Caesar (Roman Leader)

I remember the day I looked in the mirror and saw a coward.

I was working for a large company and things were going well, financially.

I was part of a team and spent most of my days in meetings and answering emails.

Things were easy.

I was unsatisfied, but any restlessness I felt was buried under a mountain of triple caramel lattes, afternoon martinis, happy hours, and endless pats on the back for doing a “good job”.

Greatness had become a distant memory.

I was sooooooo cozy.

I remember washing my hands in the office bathroom one day and looking up...
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3 Ways To Prevent Distractions From Interrupting Your Goals

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :How To Focus



“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”

Christopher Columbus (Italian Explorer)

“One way to boost our willpower and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.”

Daniel Goleman (Author, Emotional Intelligence)

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

Jim Rohn (American Businessman)

Your focus is like a fire.

At least mine is.

Sometimes it rages out of control.

It gets blown by the wind here and there until it’s ravaging the open plains of my brain.

Sure, I’ll eventually get control of my focus again.

But then I have to deal with all the ash — the ash of distraction.

Your focus is special to you.

It’s distinct and specific, just like your own personality.

It’s also strong and easily spread, like a fire.

And like fire, it can become wild and destructive if left unchecked.

But, i...
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