Self-Sabotage Meaning

Self-Sabotage Meaning and How to Overcome it

The title says it all. Let’s start with self-sabotage meaning:

Self-sabotage occurs when we destroy ourselves physically, mentally, or emotionally or deliberately hinder our own success and wellbeing by undermining personal goals and values-

But why do we do it, and what does it mean?

I think the best explanation I’ve ever gotten for this was from my friend, Adam Gilbert, from My Body Tutor. He said: usually, people self-sabotage because the thought of maintaining the thing they are trying to achieve is more overwhelming than staying the same.

So let’s dig into some self-sabotaging behaviors so that you can recognize it and start breaking it down. Remember, when you want to break something down you have to directly counteract it with an opposite behavior.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • the most common self-sabotaging behaviors
  • they ‘why’ behind your own self-sabotage
  • how to start changing TODAY

Self-sabotage isn’t an inherent part of your character, nor does it define who you are as a human being. Why do we self-sabotage?

Self-sabotage is typically fear based.  And that fear plays into toxic perfectionism or habitual procrastination. And that, increases anxiety and takes you into future tripping with all the what-ifs.. what if this thing happens… or what if that thing happens.

Or, you catastrophize and go straight to worst-case scenarios. These are distorted beliefs and they are exactly the thing that perpetuates the fear and causes you to self-sabotage.

Self-sabotage isn’t a character flaw; it is nothing more than a set of behaviors, usually arising out of fear-based negative beliefs, that are preventing you from achieving your goals.

Be patient with yourself and reach out for help if you feel stuck. These are all the things we work on in Coaching and, if you’re thinking about working with me as your Coach, you can book a call with me to ask questions and get more information.

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