Self-Sabotage May 13, 2012

5 Tips How to Overcome Self-Sabotage

by Michael

Overcome Self-Sabotage

self-sabotageSelf-sabotage involves beliefs buried in our subconscious mind, which counter our conscious intentions.

The following 5 tips will assist you in becoming aware of some ways you self-sabotage yourself.

1. Do you tend to focus on what is wrong or missing in your life? Does this attract more of the same?

Focus on all the things that do work. The Law of Attraction says, Where your attention goes, your energy flows.

2. Do you spend a lot of time worrying about or fearing the future?

Focus on solutions and take action when you can. Even small actions can make a difference.

self-sabotage3. Do you self-sabotage by comparing yourself to others and then feel bad?

Think about, write out, and focus on daily qualities or strengths you have or can develop.

4. Do you feel worthless or less than? Do you make excuses for yourself?

Begin looking in the mirror, morning and evening, and say, I Love You. Your critical thoughts will emerge. Pay attention to them and continue the mirror exercise for a minimum of twenty-one days straight. If you miss a day start all over again.

What do you notice has changed? Do you value and appreciate yourself more?

self-sabotage5. Do you live in the past, in past failures?

Consider how can you learn from your failures and grow?

Practice as least one of the five tips daily to lessen the self-sabotage of your happiness and success.


Michael David Lawrience is the author of Emotional Health: The Secret from Drama, Trauma, and Pain. His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening. See book on Amazon

Michael as a previous Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 15 years’ experience teaching teen’s self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook Self Esteem- A Teen’s Guide for Girls Self Esteem- A Teen’s Guide for Girls This book is valuable for women also.

Michael offers Bowen Therapy in person in Sedona, Arizona for easing physical and emotional pain. See

Michael also conducts personalized hiking tours in Sedona for emotional and spiritual breakthroughs.


Comments 0
  • Some good tips in this article! I like the simplicity of number 2. With stress and worry we can chunk down big tasks/challenges into smaller steps. This helps us become pro-active which always feels better…

  • Great post Michael. Its amazing how we sabotage ourselves on a regular basis without even realising what we are doing. Some great ideas here to help ourselves.

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