What are some characteristics of achievers?

What are some characteristics of achievers? I’m going to list a few of mine. I’m sure that you can relate to them as a highly sensitive person. They are as follows:

* They are more concerned about personal achievement than the rewards of success. This is true for me. I get great satisfaction from doing something well. The monetary reward is secondary, but I’m not against making money and enjoying the benefits and freedom that it provides. Continue reading “What are some characteristics of achievers?”

What prevents us from doing our best?

What prevents you from doing your best? It’s important that we HSPs use our deep-thinking capabilities to answer this question. How can we improve if we don’t know what’s holding us back?

Here is a list of things that have held me back. See if you can relate to any of them. They are as follows:

* Fear of failure, change— This is an ongoing challenge for me. I’ve come to realize that everyone makes mistakes and that I’ve overcome the many mistakes that I’ve made in the past. Many lessons have been learned from the things that have not gone well. The changes that I’ve made have been in small increments so I don’t become overwhelmed. Life experience has helped me become more self-confident to handle anything that comes my way. I can always change direction as the situation dictates. Continue reading “What prevents us from doing our best?”

Do you have the courage to be your HSP self?

Do you have the courage to be your HSP self? This question can apply to anyone. Do you have the courage to be your true self?

You can develop more courage when you learn more about yourself. You can do this by reading, going to seminars, joining in person groups where you can meet other people who share your interests, and talking to other people like yourself.

I facilitated a telephone conference a few years ago that dealt with this subject. My purpose was to bring other HSPs together in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere.

We shared our thoughts and this helped us understand our high sensitivity better. Here’s the link to this teleconference:

http://www.thehighlysensitiveperson.com/files/1759412/uploaded/beingYourHSPSelf.mp3

Do you have the courage to be your HSP self? If not, why not? What can you do to understand yourself better?

Do what you can to help yourself, enhance and enjoy your strengths, and take loving care of yourself. I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

Are you losing your patience?

Are you losing your patience? Unfortunately I am. Sometimes, things seem to bother me more as I get older. This is frustrating because I thought that I’d be more tolerant and wiser at this stage of the game. Do you feel this way?

I decided that a self-assessment is needed to help alleviate my angst. What is actually bothering me? What can I do about it? These are very important questions that we need to ask ourselves when we feel more agitated than usual. Continue reading “Are you losing your patience?”

What “pests” do you have in your life?

The word “pest” has many meanings. Words like annoying, troublesome, nuisance, destructive, and injurious come to mind. What kinds of pest situations do you have in your life?

I’m not talking about the normal insect and rodent pests. How about the people, situations, and negative thinking that can make your life miserable? Do you ever give this much thought? Continue reading “What “pests” do you have in your life?”