4 Ways You Might Be Self-Sabotaging Yourself
Life is filled with our attempts at improvement, we’re constantly trying to get better, fitter, smarter, wealthier. We’re not content with stability, we need some novelty, to experience new places and meet new people. We’re also loss-averse, the fear of losing what we have is more emotionally packed than the same change framed as a gain — losing $100 feels about as bad as winning $200 feels good.
Given this need to get better, and to avoid losing at all costs, it would make sense that our mental habits function in a way that supports this goal. That’s not always the case, however. Through bad experiences or conditioned responses we can start to become our own worst enemies. An article at Huffington Post has laid out 4 ways in which we sabotage ourselves unnecessarily, such as through the fear of success:
Fear of success
The most overused reason for someone not realizing their fullest potential is the “fear of success.” This includes being afraid of responsibility that comes with accomplishment, becoming alienated, standing out and more. There is a certain feeling of comfort and safety when you travel within the pack and stay unnoticed. You’ve heard the sayings about breaking out of your comfort zone and it certainly applies here. Some of things my clients have found helpful in overcoming this obstacle is having a good support system, and persistent focus on the advantages of becoming successful.
Becoming the best version of ourself and raising up above expectations requires a fearless mindset, breaking through plateaus requires strength. Mustering the courage to do this means fighting off the self-sabotaging nature of some of our thoughts, check out the full article for the full list.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.