13 Signs You're Close To A Breakthrough [Isaiah Hankel]

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I came across a blog by Dr. Isaiah Hankel the other day and decided to share it with you here. I think it's appropriate topic matter for Mind Warriors because it's quite inspirational.

13 Signs You're Close To A Breakthrough

I especially love the rock analogy. I think all email/Internet marketers can relate to the frustration you feel when you've been trying, trying, trying to build your subscriber list and really get your online business up and running once and for all. Well, if you feel like you've been hammering away at things and can't see any true progress in what you're doing ... keep hammering. You're probably closer than you think, according to this blog post.

Here is a list form of Hankel's 13 signs you're close to a breakthrough:

1. When you're frustrated.
2. When you hear radio silence.
3. When resistance increases.
4. When they start laughing at you.
5. When you want to give up.
6. When you start rationalizing.
7. When you feel like changing your goals.
8. When you're told to be realistic.
9. When it really hurts.
10. When the numbers say you're wrong.
11. When people turn their backs on you.
12. When people try to help you.
13. When you're scared.

It doesn't sound like a very inspirational list at first sight, does it? But read the entire blog post: 13 Signs You're Close To A Breakthrough. It may just make you smile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yusei Imafuku
    So true. That rung a bell in me.

    I get outrageously bewitching experiences with the cosmic master's recordings.
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    • Profile picture of the author madmagician
      That's because that stuff is ungrounding as all hell. Good luck losing your grip with reality.
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  • Profile picture of the author freddyhawkz
    Most of them ring a bell.

    It is often the adversities that shape you and make you take risks that will change your life for ever. We humans are wired to not take risks and instead survive. When that very survival is questioned, we have no option but to embrace the risk.

    Thanks for the inspiring post.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Best Seller View Post

    Here is a list form of Hankel's 13 signs you're close to a breakthrough:

    1. When you're frustrated.
    2. When you hear radio silence.
    3. When resistance increases.
    4. When they start laughing at you.
    5. When you want to give up.
    6. When you start rationalizing.
    7. When you feel like changing your goals.
    8. When you're told to be realistic.
    9. When it really hurts.
    10. When the numbers say you're wrong.
    11. When people turn their backs on you.
    12. When people try to help you.
    13. When you're scared.




    Ironically this is also 13 signs you're close to a nervous breakdown.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessica Amboos
    I can say this right here "Been there, done that." When we feel like we're at a complete low is where a breakthrough is forthcoming. We just have to keep on keeping on! Because around that bend, around that corner, you might just have what you're looking for. Patience plus perseverance equals reward.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
    Originally Posted by Best Seller View Post

    I came across a blog by Dr. Isaiah Hankel the other day and decided to share it with you here. I think it's appropriate topic matter for Mind Warriors because it's quite inspirational.

    13 Signs You're Close To A Breakthrough

    I especially love the rock analogy. I think all email/Internet marketers can relate to the frustration you feel when you've been trying, trying, trying to build your subscriber list and really get your online business up and running once and for all. Well, if you feel like you've been hammering away at things and can't see any true progress in what you're doing ... keep hammering. You're probably closer than you think, according to this blog post.

    Here is a list form of Hankel's 13 signs you're close to a breakthrough:

    1. When you're frustrated.
    2. When you hear radio silence.
    3. When resistance increases.
    4. When they start laughing at you.
    5. When you want to give up.
    6. When you start rationalizing.
    7. When you feel like changing your goals.
    8. When you're told to be realistic.
    9. When it really hurts.
    10. When the numbers say you're wrong.
    11. When people turn their backs on you.
    12. When people try to help you.
    13. When you're scared.

    It doesn't sound like a very inspirational list at first sight, does it? But read the entire blog post: 13 Signs You're Close To A Breakthrough. It may just make you smile.
    You missed one!

    14. When THEY... are correct.

    Your biggest breakthrough may be in realizing that the other guy is right.

    Sometimes it pays to listen to the other party, instead of blindly continuing on.

    Who knows, they may have more experience than you do. They may know things that you don't.

    They may have better ideas about how to do something than you do.

    What is the harm in considering what someone else might have to offer?

    The arrogance of thinking that you have all the answers, can lead to unintended consequences for those you care for and who depend on you.

    The Tragic Story of the Donner Party

    Ron
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    • Profile picture of the author Best Seller
      Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

      You missed one!

      14. When THEY... are correct.

      Your biggest breakthrough may be in realizing that the other guy is right.

      Sometimes it pays to listen to the other party, instead of blindly continuing on.

      Who knows, they may have more experience than you do. They may know things that you don't.

      They may have better ideas about how to do something than you do.

      What is the harm in considering what someone else might have to offer?

      The arrogance of thinking that you have all the answers, can lead to unintended consequences for those you care for and who depend on you.

      The Tragic Story of the Donner Party

      Ron
      Food for thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Jocusol
      Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

      You missed one!

      14. When THEY... are correct.

      Your biggest breakthrough may be in realizing that the other guy is right.

      Sometimes it pays to listen to the other party, instead of blindly continuing on.
      Let me try to add another one here to keep the ball rolling:

      15. When THEY are correct.... and YOU are also correct.
      You are right Ron when you said that sometimes we have to consider the other guy's opinion. But the downside I see from it is that it will kinda weaken your decision-making skills and worst making you believe that your guts were wrong after all these years. The picture below says it all.

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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
        Originally Posted by Neil Jocusol View Post

        Let me try to add another one here to keep the ball rolling:



        You are right Ron when you said that sometimes we have to consider the other guy's opinion. But the downside I see from it is that it will kinda weaken your decision-making skills and worst making you believe that your guts were wrong after all these years. The picture below says it all.

        Perhaps it's true.

        Maybe you were wrong. Maybe not.

        The point is, be willing to "step around the table" and look at it from the other guy's point of view.

        The best decisions are made when we have all the key facts, not just some.

        Abraham Lincoln would often consult with people who despised him. He valued their perspective, their insight, their opinion.

        Sometimes he found it superior to his own thinking.

        In any case, Lincoln felt the added perspective, though it differed greatly from his own, helped him shape and make better decisions.

        An open mind can be a good thing.

        Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingten
    When things are at the maximum of toughness is when you find a way out of no way, is when that one breakthrough idea comes into your mind.

    We all going to go through hard times in our lives but those times are not permanent, the hard times will pass.
    I went on and read the blog, is totally inspiring.
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  • Through to what place you wanna break?

    Fortune cookie snap works out kinda WHAT?

    We talkin'

    * breath, sweet breath, fill my bosom -- an' ifya can mebbe suck also, plz de-skunk the f*ck outta my apartment ... an' fix up pizza for tamara cos I got bestie smacko from outta sum 3 month vacummhole & I wanna GORGE GORGE GORGE GORGE GORGE on idiosyncratic supersweeto, K? *

    or THE INFINITELY POSITIVE PORTALSA THE COSMOS GONNA DELIVER UP INFINITE SMOOCHIE IN EXCHANGE FOR SUPERINFINITE TOIL ON YOUR PART?

    PRINCESS, ARE YOU SPECULATING IN ADVANCE OF YOUR REGULAR WEDNESDAY YOGA SESSION AFTER AN ABOMINABLY DISAGREEABLE DAY OFFERING YOUR *ACTCHSLY KINDA PHENOMENAL* SERVICES TO [insert namea benevolently anonymysed f*ckwit here]?

    Yeah, plus also I sacrificed yet another paira tights to sum STOOPID RANDOM DOG.

    "Sorry...sorry...he's only being friendly."

    No!

    No -- he IS NOT!

    Tellya, I will not have randomly leashed factotums deny me my chic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Lol. What on Earth are you on about Princess?

      (That said ... There's something very nice about you.)
      : )

      All The Best,

      Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author cynthiaSEL
    Originally Posted by Best Seller View Post

    It may just make you smile.
    Smiling! Thanks. Yes, I've had many breakthroughs throughout my life in many ways. Thanks for the reminder. Looking for another now
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Neil Jocusol View Post

    Let me try to add another one here to keep the ball rolling:

    You are right Ron when you said that sometimes we have to consider the other guy's opinion. But the downside I see from it is that it will kinda weaken your decision-making skills and worst making you believe that your guts were wrong after all these years. The picture below says it all.
    Lol, most of the time the other persons views on wealth, are wrong, but since they work hard, and will be doing so, til they reach almost 70, that is their only reality, and they will cling into that with 100% certainly.

    That is also true for individuals with serious mental health issues, they will ignore all evidence, (that would convince most) and continue to believe in something that isn't the best solution.

    To them 6 only exists, and 9 doesn't, eventhough it clearly does.


    Best to avoid individuals like this, they cannot be reasoned with and only drain you of good sense. I guess stupid and feeling secure go hand in hand?

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  • Profile picture of the author wanadowellson
    I can't disagree with the signs. It happens when you feel the most vulnerable , that's when you know you have something good coming, not when you feel comfortable. I for one hate being comfortable at times because I know I'm not learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Good stuff.

    For me, I have the most breakthroughs when I do what I do mainly for the love of it. So all the resistance and pain rarely wells up because when I am having fun, the work is the reward. I make more money this way too I do totally get 13. I'd add, when you are TERRIFIED and dive into the deep fear LOL.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Good stuff.

      For me, I have the most breakthroughs when I do what I do mainly for the love of it. So all the resistance and pain rarely wells up because when I am having fun, the work is the reward. I make more money this way too I do totally get 13. I'd add, when you are TERRIFIED and dive into the deep fear LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    1. When you're frustrated. scream
    2. When you hear radio silence. change the station
    3. When resistance increases.push harder
    4. When they start laughing at you.laugh with them
    5. When you want to give up.give up
    6. When you start rationalizing.hope it is not contagious
    7. When you feel like changing your goals.join a new soccer team
    8. When you're told to be realistic.dream on
    9. When it really hurts. cry
    10. When the numbers say you're wrong.get a new calculator
    11. When people turn their backs on you.poke out your tongue
    12. When people try to help you.take money
    13. When you're scared.cover up your head

    ANY MORE PRESSING PROBLEMS of the worldSOLVED ON REQUEST
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    • Profile picture of the author Best Seller
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post


      ANY MORE PRESSING PROBLEMS of the world SOLVED ON REQUEST
      What about insomnia? How do you solve that?
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      1. When you're frustrated. scream
      2. When you hear radio silence. change the station
      3. When resistance increases.push harder
      4. When they start laughing at you.laugh with them
      5. When you want to give up.give up
      6. When you start rationalizing.hope it is not contagious
      7. When you feel like changing your goals.join a new soccer team
      8. When you're told to be realistic.dream on
      9. When it really hurts. cry
      10. When the numbers say you're wrong.get a new calculator
      11. When people turn their backs on you.poke out your tongue
      12. When people try to help you.take money
      13. When you're scared.cover up your head

      ANY MORE PRESSING PROBLEMS of the worldSOLVED ON REQUEST
      When in doubt, set on full auto and pull the trigger.
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      • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
        Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

        When in doubt, set on full auto and pull the trigger.
        i just turn up the volume
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