What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?

What are the biggest obstacles for highly sensitive people for achievement? The biggest obstacles for me are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine your recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do they tend to be negative? Do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. Continue reading “What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?”

Are we doing our best?

Are we doing our best? Being the highly sensitive person perfectionist that I am, I get extremely frustrated when I’m not maximizing my talents and abilities or when I’m not working at peak efficiency.

In a similar vein, I get upset when others aren’t giving their best. I bristle when I receive poor service or a lackluster response from a person who is being paid to help me. I get angry when I hear about the latest scandal or blunder that our political leaders have committed. I get even angrier when I realize that I, and all the other taxpayers, will pay for their mistakes. I get distressed when I look at the current economic state of the world. Continue reading “Are we doing our best?”

Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn

Here are four simple steps for highly sensitive people to consider to find your way to more success than you could ever imagine:

1. Collect good ideas. My mentor taught me to keep a journal when I was 25 years old. It’s the best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way. And that inspiration will be passed on to my children and my grandchildren. Continue reading “Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn”

Does consistency outperform perfection?

Does consistency outperform perfection? Here’s a thought-provoking article by fellow highly sensitive person Amy Barbato.

I’ve decided to apply my approach to maintaining a healthful lifestyle, to other personal goals. I’ve often reassured friends who fall short of a desired daily exercise or diet plan, to repeat after me: “So what?” Take a breath, acknowledge that you did the best you could for today (you’re permitted a diversion), and just keep going. Continue reading “Does consistency outperform perfection?”

Are you involved with a psychopath?

Are you involved either personally or professionally with a psychopath? If so, your highly sensitive nature will be greatly stressed! I read an article by Michael L. Diamond that will enlighten you on this subject. The article is as follows:

To figure out if you’re involved with a psychopath, look at 20 traits and ascribe a ranking from 0 to 2, 2 marking someone who definitely shows that characteristic. If the total score is more than 30 be careful. If it’s more than 35, call security! Continue reading “Are you involved with a psychopath?”