Self Sabotage – Are you getting in your own way?

Self Sabotage: Have you ever dropped your phone and cracked or damaged the screen?

You know those moments when it seems to happen in slow motion, your phone lands face down and you are almost scared to turn it over to see the damage?

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Let’s say the screen was cracked, would you then smash it back into the ground?

  • If you got a flat tyre whilst out driving, would you get out and slash the other 3 tyres?
  • If you broke your arm, would you break the other?


I’m hoping the answer to the above is:

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But I’m willing to wager you have done the equivalent to yourself regarding your health & fitness goals & I bet you self sabotage?

I’ll give you an example:

You miss a meal, you have a long stressful day at work, get a bit hangry, someone has got the chocolates out, and you indulge, big time…

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In turn, you feel guilty, you doubt your ability to achieve your goals, you continue to binge for the rest of the day, and you skip the gym.

You start to hear that inner voice of yours and its asking ‘what’s the point?

That little voice in your head starts to tell you that you are ‘useless….

you’ve done it now, so you may as well carry on eating’.

What could have just been a mild setback led to a full day binge and most importantly left you feeling guilty and full of self-doubt.

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We ALL do this, we ALL self sabotage, and we all sedate ourselves at times. Whether its comfort eating, turning to the booze, or simply letting our doubts and fears ruin our own potential, we are ALL guilty of this at some point.

  • Perhaps you have tried in the past and failed to achieve your goals and this has left you with the familiarity of failure?
  • Or maybe you feel that you don’t deserve what you truly desire? Maybe you have just simply got into bad habits that you associate with certain triggers?

Self-sabotaging behaviour will do nothing but derail your progress, all it will do it create more issues and stand in the way of where you TRULY want to be.

Challenges along the way are inevitable, but I encourage you to please try to not get in the way of yourself when it comes to achieving your goals.

That’s all for today, until the next time,

Tristan ‘cracked my screen many times’ Buttle.

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