Self sabotage is a virtual lockbox. It can keep you paralyzed, insecure, and miserable—it’s disturbingly invasive.
Like a governor on an engine, self sabotage limits the speed of your motivation and serves as a thermostat of sorts. As soon as your car (or self growth) gets too hot, it shuts off.
That said—sabotage is not your enemy. It actually has altruistic intentions meant to protect you. It feeds on your safety and security and would sacrifice everything in order to maintain that ideal. But, it’s protecting a primitive version of you that’s driven by your ego.
It’s not that you’re broken or stupid. We all fall back sometimes. Sabotage simply stems from a delusion that you need to protect yourself from failure. However, here’s what sabotage doesn’t realize—failure is laden with inherent benefits. While sabotage moves towards limitation, failure moves towards success.
Sabotage deludes you into thinking you can’t do something. It slows down your speed when you think life is too risky. It feels like a safety net, but it’s really holding you back.