Daniella Whyte

3 Clear Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 173)

3 Clear Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
— Erma Bombeck

Everything we want, say, or do begins with a thought or idea in our conscious, and sometimes, subconscious, mind. What we create in our minds will either make us a success or make us a failure. Many people often do not accomplish much in life because they listen to the negative voice in their mind. We impair our cognitive abilities when we allow self-defeating voices to invade our lives. 

Here are three ways we often sabotage ourselves:

1. You think it is enough to just be. It never is enough. Just being is too close to just existing. You must also do. Be and Do. Live and act. Be someone who builds up other people. Be someone who seeks to listen and understand. Actively do the things you know will make a difference.

2. You are not open. This doesn’t mean telling all your business to everyone you know and don’t know. But it does mean being up-front about who you are and what you’re going through. You’re not always fine. You don’t always feel good. Things aren’t always going well. Be open. Be honest. And you might get some help with what you’re going through.

3. You major on minors. And minor on majors. It is inconsequential whether you put milk on your cereal or go running in Nikes or Adidas or what color your car is. It’s more important that you know who you are and where you’re going so you can, at some point, get there. People who sabotage themselves focus too much on minor irrelevancies and too little on major importances.

“Life provides chances to open your heart all the time.”
— Amy Leigh Mercree


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