7 Ways to Stop Self Sabotage

Do you ever feel you’re your own worst enemy? Like you’re doing everything you can to self sabotage your own success? This is a common problem, and it’s called self sabotage.

In this blog post we are going to explore 7 ways to help you stop the self sabotage.

What is Self Sabotage?

It is an actual thing. We have all probably done it in our lives. Sometimes, we do it without even realizing it. We may think that we are doing ourselves a favor by not trying, or by sabotaging our own efforts. Because self sabotage only leads to unhappiness and regret.

There are many ways that people sabotage their own lives, but the result is always the same: disappointment and frustration.

If you’re ready to stop self-sabotaging and start achieving your goals, follow these 7 steps and you’ll be well on your way to success!


1. Identify your self sabotaging behaviors

Have you had issues with procrastination and make excuses? Do you allow your fear of failure to hold you back? Once you know what your self sabotaging behaviors are, you can work on changing them. Because without awareness, you won’t know what to work on. As much as we would like to ignore it, denial is no longer an option!

2. Understand why you self sabotage

What are the underlying reasons? Are you afraid of success? Do you have low self-esteem? Once you understand the root cause of your self sabotage, you can work on changing your mindset. However, if you believe that you’re not good enough, or that you’ll never be successful, then it’s time to change your thoughts. Think about when you first started thinking this way. Was it from childhood or a terrible experience? Start thinking positive things about yourself, and having the self-belief that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Believe that it is done before it is done, because that is how failure faith works!

3. Set realistic goals

Don’t try to bite off more than you can chew. Try to start small and gradually increase the difficulty of your goals as you gain confidence. Set realistic goals for yourself and make a plan to achieve them. Don’t accomplish too much at once, or you’ll become overwhelmed and discouraged. Break your goals down into small, manageable pieces, and focus on one thing at a time.

4. Develop a positive self-image

Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. This isn’t just a cliche, because without self-belief you won’t take the steps to change your mindset. Entertaining defeating thoughts only adds to the list of self sabotaging behaviors. Remember, you are the only one who can hold yourself back!

5. Get rid of negative self-talk

Whenever you have a negative thought about yourself, exchange it for a positive one. For example, if you think “I’m not good enough,” tell yourself, “I am good enough.” I like to call it going on a ‘negativity talk fast” to censor your speech. In the same way, if you spent years talking negatively about yourself, you’re going to put in the same effort to talk positively about yourself. Our brain will believe repeating patterns, so it’s important you make this shift.

6. Take action!

Set your goals, believe in yourself, and then take action towards achieving them. Don’t let self sabotage stand in your way any longer! Comparatively, if you don’t take action today nothing will change tomorrow. You have the power to create the life you want, so go out there and do it!

7. Surround yourself with positive people

Find others who will support and encourage you. These people will help you stay motivated, and they’ll be there to celebrate your successes with you. Although you may feel you’re alone in these areas of struggle, know that self sabotage is very common. Equally important is filtering your environment and what you watch and listen to. Remember, the eyes are the window to the soul! You will believe what you hear and see as a result of your inputs.

In conclusion, if you’re struggling with self sabotage, remember that you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this issue. But if you’re willing to work on it, you can overcome self sabotage and achieve success! Just take it one step at a time and remember not to give up on yourself. You’ve got this!

Do you have any self sabotage tips to share? We would love to hear from you in the comments below!


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