3 Ways To Lose Your Self-Respect And Happiness

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :How To Be Confident

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

Clint Eastwood (American Actor)

“Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiraling up.”

Jack Canfield (American Author, Chicken Soup For The Soul)

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

Malcolm S. Forbes (America Entrepreneur)

Self-esteem is a tricky thing.

In the simplest terms, your self-esteem is how much you respect yourself.

It’s a measure of the level of confidence you have in your own worth and abilities.

How much you believe in yourself, like yourself, and value yourself.

Your perspective on life and everything you jump into or run away from comes from this foundation.

And like happiness, it’s an inside job.

Like many things, we sabotage ourselves in the building or maintenance of our self-esteem, either from neglect from the inside out, or Read More

3 Sure Ways To Stay Worried And Kill Your Optimism

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional Intelligence

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders, losses, and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet)

“My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”

Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher)

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

Leo Buscaglia (American Author)

Worrying is not an action.

Obsessing over something you don’t want to happen is not some kind of moral sacrifice that will prevent bad things from happening either.

Worrying about money, current events, work, death, relationships, other people’s opinions, and politics doesn’t change them and make them better.

Half of these things you can’t control or influence anyway, so worrying is futile.

Worrying about the things in your life that you can actually change doesn’t magically change them.

It might ev...
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How Drama And Manipulation Can Leave You Feeling Guilty

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional Intelligence

“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody not greatly in fault themselves to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.”

Jane Austen (English Novelist, from Mansfield Park)

“No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

Alan Watts (English Philosopher)

“So full of artless jealousy is guilt, it spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”

William Shakespeare (English Playwright, from Hamlet)

Your life, and what you do with it, is in your hands.

Never let anyone make you feel bad about who you are, or for the choices you’ve made.

While you’re at it, stop making yourself feel bad.

False guilt is not your friend.

It’s not going to make you better at life.

Sure, when you do something wrong and feel guilty, that’s a heal...
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3 Warning Signs You’re Dealing With An Aggressive Manipulator

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Negative People

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

Abraham Lincoln (American President)

“Sometimes it seems that the louder someone claims sainthood, the bigger the horns they are hiding.”

Steve Maraboli (American Author)

“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.”

Leo Buscaglia (American Author)

No matter who you are or what you do for a living, you’re going to have to interact with manipulators.

In fact, you’re probably in some kind of relationship with a manipulator right now, whether it be a family member, friend, or romantic partner.

Using deeply ingrained patterns of passive-aggressive or coercive behavior to get their needs met, most manipulative people know exactly what they’re doing.

You have something they want — emotionally, physically, even financially — and it’s a game for them on how to get it. Read More

How Fake Friends Cause Anxiety And Sabotage Your Success

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, Think And Grow Rich)

“The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits.”

Dan Buettner (American Author, The Blue Zones)

Success is contagious.

Good and bad behavior is contagious too.

One study found that emotions circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus.

Numerically, each positive person you surround yourself with increases your chances of being positive by 11%.

But, each negative person you let into your life will more than double your chances of being negative.

Recent research also shows th...
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