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Why People Fail: The 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them by Siimon Reynolds

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destructive thinking

There’s a killer in your home tonight.

Not a killer of people, but a killer of dreams, achievement, and all manner of success. This killer is invisible, yet its deadly work can be seen everywhere: in careers, in relationships, in people’s health, and certainly in their minds.

That killer is destructive thinking.

Long term, I do not believe there is a single factor more detrimental to a successful life than the habit of thinking destructively. It has an incredibly adverse effect on virtually every aspect of your life. What makes it even more potent is that in our society today few people respect its monumental power. Most of us simply don’t take seriously how we think.

Take, for instance, the common reaction to people who ...

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