We all face obstacles on the path to success, but what happens if you are your biggest obstacle?
When you sabotage your own efforts and projects, you might be getting in your own way.
But how can you stop sabotaging yourself?
First, stop putting yourself down. You will face criticism and judgment from others, this doesn’t mean you have to add to it yourself. Offer support for what you do and try, instead of harshness.
You can take more risks and achieve more things than you thought possible if you give yourself the chance. Allow yourself to recognize your own capabilities and skills because you have them.
We often learn to be critical and judge ourselves before others do it for us. But when you give yourself permission to be kind to yourself, you remove many of the roadblocks keeping you down and frustrated.
Being less harsh won’t make you stop trying. Instead, it can motivate you to accomplish even more and do better.
The second way we usually sabotage ourselves is through comparison. Everyone is different and has chosen to focus on different things. When we compare, we put ourselves at a disadvantage. We tend to focus on the best things about everyone else and the worst things about ourselves.
Comparisons are not useful. They only make us lose motivation, and they are not fair. We are all different, and that is something that we have to consider since the beginning.
Comparing ourselves to others means always losing. We never see what other people had to sacrifice or how they worked for what they had. We just see the results.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, a better idea is to focus on your own progress and achievements. Recognize how much you have grown and celebrate your achievements, big and small.
When you stop sabotaging your own efforts, you can discover new heights. You can reach new and exciting goals and challenge yourself in ways you did not think were possible.
Self-sabotage often involves being afraid of exploring your true potential. Give yourself permission to start truly being you, and you will be amazed at the results.
Changing your habits take time. Be mindful of how you tend to sabotage yourself and work on these patterns little by little.
If you stop standing in your own way, there is no limit to what you can achieve.