Highly Sensitive People: What Are Your Biggest Obstacles For Achievement?

I know from personal experience of being a highly sensitive person that the biggest obstacles for achievement are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine our recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or 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. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Should You Try To Change Yourself In These Difficult Times?

As a highly sensitive person, should you try to change yourself? I’ve been asked this question countless times and have seen on various online forums that people want to get rid of their high sensitivity. They seem to feel that their high sensitivity puts them at a disadvantage in life.

I’ve never felt that way. I’ll admit that I always felt “different” from others, but I could never pinpoint exactly why. When I first learned the term “highly sensitive person,” it was a profound experience. Everything came into focus, and I finally had answers to questions I had been asking myself my whole life.  (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: To Change Or Not To Change?

Being highly sensitive or not, change is extremely challenging. It’s one of the few things in life that is absolutely guaranteed, yet most people are unprepared or unwilling to cope with it. Isn’t this true in this time of worldwide crisis?

Change is a difficult process because it involves letting go of an old situation, be it good or bad. It’s human nature to have anxiety whenever we experience loss or have something new in our lives. As we move out of our comfort zone, the future becomes uncertain, and our angst intensifies. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life?

It seems that taking responsibility for one’s actions and one’s life is not a given these days. Is it okay to avoid apologizing in order to appear stronger? Why do so many people feel victimized by their circumstances, and become so discouraged that they don’t seek to improve their lives?

I recently heard on the radio that it’s a sign of weakness to apologize to someone when you make a mistake. Forget about asking for forgiveness! Why does trying to correct an honest mistake make a person appear weak? I’m personally appalled by this kind of thinking. (more…)

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