Self-Sabotage – we all do it to some degree, some more than others, but we all do it. But why? None of us starts out the day, or the month or year…or our lives saying,” I am going to sabotage things that I really want to be, do or have in life.” So how does it start? Why do we do it?
The answer to this question lies in our subconscious mind. Until the age of around 7, we are all just subconscious minds running around. The conscious mind has not formed yet, so we are open and susceptible to all images, words and emotions that we are exposed to and interact with during that period of our lives. After that, our conscious minds come into play and we go about thinking, reasoning and living life. Also, what we habitually think about with our conscious mind even as we grow older eventually sinks down into the subconscious mind. What we don’t realize is that we are really being controlled by those emotions (energetic vibrations) that still reside in our subconscious minds. And here is where our fears lie…quietly and unconsciously driving our thoughts and actions. Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it goes to work to begin to execute it. It works for the bad idea as well as it does for the good idea. Thus, we can think we want one thing, but if the subconscious believe differently, it will create the opposite and we will self-sabotage.
So, how are we able to discover our self-sabotage and change it so that we can create the health, wealth and happiness that we really want in life? Below is the first step in a 5 part series on changing self-sabotage so that we can move ahead into creating our desired results:
1) Awareness. We must first be still and become aware of where we self-sabotage. Sitting down and journaling where we observe ourselves sabotaging what we really want in life can give us a map to follow. Start out by listing what your goals and dreams are in life – you don’t need to get detailed at this point, just allow yourself to write down what you would love to be, do or have in your life if you had a magic wand and could just make it happen with a wave of that wand. Then start to think about why you don’t have them and any instances you can consciously think of where you were headed in the direction of achieving your goal or dream and something happened to stop it. Write it down and don’t judge it as good or bad. Just become aware. This is the first important step.