From the time you’re born, you receive certain messages that impact the way you act and the kind of results you get. For example, when people tell you, “You can’t do this” or “You’re a failure” or “Do you think you’re better than me?”

Learn how to identify these expressions (which in reality are just someone’s opinion), so that you can separate yourself from them and create new ones that are more aligned with who you want to be.

The founder of, Mariela Dabbah is an award-winning author, spokesperson and expert on education and career issues.