”Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen.”
You may be a victim of self sabotage if your goals tend to be just out of reach, you are settling for less than you really want or you find yourself stumbling on the way to your dreams.
Each of us has our very own special saboteur. The saboteur is the voice in our head that says, ‘You are not good enough.’ ‘Why do you think you can do it?’ The saboteur trys to prevent you from taking risks and making changes.
You need to distinguish between your voice and the saboteur’s mumbo-jumbo. Notice how the inner critic drives the choices and decisions you make.
Start to notice the negative voices playing in your head. Notice the times when they crop up. Recognise that the voices are not you and they are not true.
Give your inner critic a name...preferably a silly one! It is hard to take that inner voice seriously when you call it The Nag. (‘Here comes The Nag again.’)
Learning to separate your own voice from that of the saboteur is a powerful and life changing tool.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”