Have you ever experienced a moment when you really want to do something, but you stop yourself in your tracks? Perhaps you need to give that prospect a call, but all of a sudden you feel hungry so you choose to eat first. Now it’s too late to call them so you decide to postpone it until tomorrow. Or maybe you want to apply for that job, but decide you need to first clean your house. Before you know it, a few days pass, and the job listing is closed.
If any of this sounds familiar, you may be sabotaging yourself, my friend.
Self-sabotage is when you have the instinct or urge to do something, but you keep yourself from taking action. Other chores suddenly take a higher priority or a logical reasoning develops to talk yourself out of it. For instance, “Well, how can I focus on giving my best service to my client when I’m hungry?”
You know taking the action will be a benefit to you in the long-run. It will move you forward in your goals, help you earn more money, contribute to getting that promotion, or guide you to finding a spouse. Even though you know this, you still talk yourself out of it. The long-term results from taking the action are great, but the short-term action of stretching outside your comfort zone is intimidating.
Most of us have experienced some level of self-sabotage. It’s human nature. On the one hand, our mind wants to help us reach our goals. On the other, it’s not comfortable with the idea of leaving our bubble of safety. The key is to show our mind that leaving the bubble of safety is actually a good thing.
In today’s blog video, I hone in on a few reasons why you could be self-sabotaging and suggest 5 steps to stop the process. This is a big one, so don’t miss out. Tune in and see if any of them resonate with you!
Do you have your own strategies to stop the sabotaging? Feel free to comment below and let us know.