End Self-Sabotage Once and for All!
July 21, 2012 Leave a comment
Self-sabotage is like a game of mental tug-of-war. It is the conscious mind versus the subconscious mind where the subconscious mind always eventually wins.
My journey through addiction and recovery brought me to the extremes of self-sabotage. One of the lessons I learned in the process is that addiction and other forms of self-sabotage come from internal conflict. The conflict is often caused by a perceived void that we frantically seek to fill with alcohol, other drugs, food, shopping, stealing or whatever the object of self-sabotage happens to be. We become convinced, though usually not consciously, that our self-sabotaging behavior is necessary in order to protect ourselves.
So, the key to eliminating self-sabotage is to convince ourselves otherwise. To do this, we need a strong understanding of how we’d managed to convince ourselves that sabotaging our plans is a good idea in the first place.