Perhaps aside from the most successful people in the world, we all sabotage
Some wait until they’re close to success, while others sabotage
Themselves before they even take the first step.
The causes are the same regardless
Of when it occurs.
The world is tough enough without taking on the role of the greatest obstacle you
Face in life. You’re also the toughest opponent to beat.
Hardly anyone addresses this issue in their own life. You’ll have a huge advantage
Over everyone you know if you can put an end to this behavior. There’s not much else
In your way if you can get out of your own way.
Avoid self-sabotage and enjoy more success with these strategies:
Think about your goals. Does this make you feel uncomfortable?
This is the
Best predictor of your ability to follow through on a goal. If you can think about
Achieving your goal and only have positive feelings, you won’t sabotage
Yourself. But, if you get that queasy feeling, you know that you have some work
Visualize positive outcomes.
Imagine everything turning out well. It’s only
When you start predicting the worst that you’ll have issues. This doesn’t mean
To ignore the potential pitfalls, but it’s important to avoid overwhelming
Yourself with worries.
Avoid making decisions when you’re stressed.
Quitting just before attaining
Your goals usually happens when you’re emotionally distressed. Decisions
Made in this mental state often focus on releasing that emotional stress, instead
Of considering the future ramifications. Avoid big decisions until you’ve had a
Chance to calm down.
Avoid starting “tomorrow.”
There’s always another tomorrow. It’s a moving
Target that’s always conveniently out of reach.
Once you’ve set a goal, start
Doing something today.
How many times have you “tomorrow-ed” yourself?
The same thing can be said about starting on Monday or the first of the month.
Keep your mental chatter positive.
Some experts say that we have up to
50,000 thoughts each day. Most of them aren’t particularly supportive or
Encouraging. You can change that!
Notice how you sabotage yourself.
Do you suddenly quit? Do you
Procrastinate? What do you do to sabotage yourself? Knowing your tendencies
Will help you to recognize when your efforts are going off the rails. If you can
See it coming, you can do something about it.
Stop fearing failure.
You’ve failed at other things. How bad was it really?
Probably not that bad. Learn from your undesired outcomes and try again.
That’s 90% of success in life.
Build your self-esteem.
Some people self-sabotage because they believe they
Don’t deserve it. Like yourself and want the best for yourself. Then you’ll do the
Best for yourself.
Believe that you’re worthy of success and you’re halfway there.
Failure is a part of
Life. It’s even a necessary part of life. You become more knowledgeable and capable
With each failure. Study yourself and notice how you sabotage yourself. You can deal
With it right away when it happens.
Self-sabotage is a common behavior.
Part of your brain perceives it as a way of
Now that you are aware of these ways, take a stand against self-sabotage and put an end to it once and for all.