Quotes About Self Sabotage

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Lydia Davis
“If you think of something, do it.

Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.”
Lydia Davis

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity

Steven Pressfield
“Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

C.S. Lewis
“And there’s also ‘To him that hath shall be given.’ After all, you must have a capacity to receive, or even omnipotence can’t give. Perhaps your own passion temporarily destroys the capacity.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Jim Butcher
“Molly, you are a good person. Don't let anyone take that away from you. Not even yourself.”
Jim Butcher, Turn Coat

Jay Asher
“I was breaking. If only I’d talked to you sooner. We could have been … we could’ve … I don’t know. But things had gone too far by then. My mind was set. Not on ending my life. Not yet. It was set on floating through school. On never being close to anyone. That was my plan. I’d graduate, then I’d leave.

But then, I went to a party. I went to a party to meet you.

Why did I do that? To make myself suffer? Because that’s what I was doing – hating myself for waiting so long. Hating myself because it wasn’t fair to you.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

“You can’t imagine just how much believing in negative thoughts is affecting your life…until you stop.”
Charles F. Glassman

Lisa Bedrick
“Most of us don't fear that we are not enough; what most of us really fear is our own greatness. Most of us have a fear of success. Why? Because we don't think that we deserve to be successful in anything. This is why people recklessly spend their money or don't work as hard as they could or do things that they know are wrong. They are hindering their own success on purpose, because they don't think they deserve it. They cut their own legs out from underneath them on purpose. They are self-sabotaging.”
Lisa Bedrick, How to Walk Worthy of Your Calling

“We each have our own ways of sabotaging & keeping ourselves down…Do we need to remain the victim so strongly that we pull the ceiling down upon our own heads? There is a comfort in the familiar. Also, it is important to us to be in control because as children being abused we were not at all in control. In self-sabotage we can be both the victim & the victimizer.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Vironika Tugaleva
“The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that - a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It's not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Nathaniel Branden
“What is required for many of us, paradoxical though it may sound, is the courage to tolerate happiness without self-sabotage.”
Nathaniel Branden, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“More times than I can remember I look around and I ask why the hole I’m in looks so strangely familiar. Probably because it looks a whole lot like all the other ones I dug before I got around to digging this one.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I craft most of my own tragedies without ever having even the remotest understanding that it is I myself who have done the crafting.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

James Whitfield Thomson
“I said Matt was too perfect. I was tired of trying to love him, tired of the burden of being loved. How could anyone live with all that devotion and understanding? The scale was tilted so far in my favor it felt like an unbearable weight, a fortune I was compelled to squander.”
James Whitfield Thomson, Lies You Wanted to Hear

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The only reason I can’t jump in and engage life is that I’ve told myself I can’t. Yet I can’t helping wondering would happen if I told myself I could?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Why is it that we don’t worry about a compass until we’re lost in a wilderness of our own making?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The barrier to our future is often the very plans that we’ve created to get there.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ken Kirsh
“I've been fortunate to work with hundreds of best selling authors and speakers which led me to a stark reality: Very few people advise you what NOT to do. Call it unconventional wisdom. I spent a long time making this books short--so you'll finish it! If you know of a book that delivers more useful information in fewer pages, I want to know about it! In the meantime, please tell your friends to download or buy it. And stay tuned for the online test, coming soon to
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Ken Kirsh, How to Kill Your Company: 50 Ways You're Bleeding Your Organization and Damaging Your Career

“Sometimes we self-sabotage just when things seem to be going smoothly. Perhaps this is a way to express our fear about whether it is okay for us to have a better life. We are bound to feel anxious as we leave behind old notions of our unworthiness. The challenge is not to be fearless, but to develop strategies of acknowledging our fears and finding out how we can allay them.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I often think myself to be so ingenious that I don’t even realize that my own plans may actually be my own undoing. Therefore, I might be wise to realize that God’s plans undo what I’ve done that’s undoing me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Fay Weldon
“We make tactless remarks because we wish to hurt, break our legs because we do not wish to walk, marry the wrong man because we cannot let ourselves be happy, board the wrong train because we would prefer not to reach the destination.”
Fay Weldon, Female Friends

Robert Walser
“I know this perfectly well, but it was precisely this that I liked - her thinking me silly. Such a peculiar vice: to be secretly pleased to be allowed to observe that one is being slightly robbed.”
Robert Walser, Jakob von Gunten

Jhumpa Lahiri
“She'd convinced herself that Subhash was her rival, and that she was in competition for him for Bela, a competition that felt insulting, unjust. But of course it had not been a competition, it had been her own squandering. Her own withdrawal, covert, ineluctable. With her own hand she'd painted herself into a corner, and then out of the picture altogether”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

Hanya Yanagihara
“He doesn't know this now, but in the years to come he will, again and again, test Harold's claims of devotion, will throw himself against his promises to see how steadfast they are. He won't even be conscious that he's doing this. But he will do it anyway, because part of him will never believe Harold and Julia; as much as he wants to, as much as he thinks he does, he won't, and he will always be convinced that they will eventually tire of him, that they will one day regret their involvement with him. And so he will challenge them, because when their relationship inevitably ends, he will be able to look back and know for certain that he caused it, and not only that, but the specific incident that caused it, and he will never have to wonder, or worry, about what he did wrong, or what he could have done better. But that is in the future. For now, his happiness is flawless.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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