How to Get Rid of Self-Sabotaging Behavior


Self-sabotage is a behavior that is unique to humans. When we decide we want something, many of us sabotage ourselves by doing everything we can to ensure we don’t get it. Does this sound familiar? Although Self-sabotage is a subconscious behavior, it is manageable. Start by reading this post How to Get Rid of Self-Sabotaging Behavior.


You could sabotage yourself for a variety of reasons. It’s a very common behavior that stems from a fear of the unknown. If you’ve spent your life in mediocrity, the idea of greatness may be terrifying. Check to see if you’re happy with your life.


Learn why you might self-sabotage:

1. Mastery. You may Self-sabotage because you want to be in control of your situation. Maintaining the status quo is the simplest and most certain way to maintain control.

* When you put your heart and soul into something, you risk becoming vulnerable. fear gets the best of you, and you sabotage yourself.

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2. A lack of self-esteem. Do you believe you are unworthy of greatness?

* For whatever reason, you may have decided that happiness should always be out of reach. This is a self-limiting belief that becomes self-fulfilling.

self-sabotaging thoughts

3. Thrilling. Perhaps you undermine your efforts in search of excitement. You feel the need to be in a constant state of upheaval in order to distract yourself from painful memories or to relieve boredom.

If you recognize yourself in any of these descriptions, don’t worry: there are steps you can take to get on the path to self-mastery.

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Consider the following procedure for dealing with self-sabotage:

1. Pay attention to your actions. First and foremost, you must begin to observe yourself. You can accomplish this by keeping a Self-sabotage journal. Keep a journal entry for each time you realize you’ve sabotaged yourself. Describe the situation, the circumstances, and the outcome. Avoid overthinking.

* More often than not, a person’s true intentions are revealed through their actions rather than their words.

* Try to be an objective observer in your journal. You’ll eventually gain a better understanding of your motivations in various situations.

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2. Visualize success. Remember that success isn’t black and white. Develop the habit of visualizing what success means to you and recalling how it feels to achieve it. If you do this on a regular basis, you may notice that your vision evolves over time.

* Begin to see success as a part of your future, but keep in mind that there will still be challenges. You’ll still have to pay taxes and deal with relationship problems, just like everyone else.

3. Give up on the idea of perfection. Do you still believe that success equals perfection when you Visualize it? If that’s the case, it’s time to accept that no one is perfect.

* This is referred to as “doublethink” by George Bernard Shaw. Because perfection is unattainable, perfection and life are mutually exclusive. If you associate success with the impossible task of being perfect, your subconscious will prevent you from achieving it.

* Consider your subconscious to be a computer. It is unable to carry out the command “do the impossible.”

* If you associate success with fear, your subconscious will oppose you all the way. Why? Because its primary purpose is to keep you safe from perceived threats.

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Allow yourself to be ecstatic about your chances of success. Maybe you’ve been telling your subconscious, “Don’t give me success!” So, let’s put your self-sabotaging habits behind us!

Accept the good life you deserve by visualizing yourself as successful and then refusing to talk yourself out of going for it. The journey to your ideal life begins right now!

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