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Understand self-sabotage

Self-destructive behaviors can become habits and can continually undermine your success and happiness.

Self-sabotage is when we want something, but somehow we never accomplish it, because somewhere deep in our subconscious we’re fighting against that goal:

  • Our disorganization distracts us.
  • We’re constantly overthinking all of our decisions.

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Self-sabotage occurs when your logical, conscious mind (the side of you that says you need to eat healthily and save money) is at odds with your subconscious mind (the side of you that stress-eats chocolate and goes on online shopping binges).

By having firm, thoughtful plans for each step we take, we will feel more confident about our intentions and what we’re doing.

In every moment, we’re taking action that either moves us toward or away from the person we want to be and the life we want to have.

  • Procrastination. Start setting deadlines and mini-deadlines to work toward your objective.
  • Negative self-talk/negative thinking. Be patient with yourself; be kind to yourself. Work to build yourself up.
  • Perfectionism. It is an impossible standard that kee...

Once you’ve identified the changes you want to make, pick just one thing that you want to work on.

Put aside those harsh inner voices of "I can’t" or "I’m a failure."

The most successful people are those who take the time to think through their choices, decisions and actions. 

Self-destructive habits are often rooted in our feelings of self-worth.

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