5 Sure-Fire Ways to Sabotage Yourself


“Don’t stand in your own way.”

It’s easier to blame others (or the circumstances), for your own failures or short-comings. Isn’t it?

You bet it is!

You probably don’t know it. But the biggest obstacle on your way is actually (drumroll)… yourself.

You come up with the most amazing excuses, all the time. In fact, you can do it in the blink of an eye — that’s how good you’ve become at it.

Maybe that’s not your case, but you do know a friend of a friend…

Right? 😉

1 – Wait until you get better

Why start that new project today? You suck at it. Keep learning about it first. You don’t want the world to see what a loser you really are. Keep buying more courses and books. Make sure you procrastinate a few more years before even taking a look at them.

2 – If only you had more… (pick one excuse: time, money, support)

You’re a busy person. How the heck are you supposed to get stuff done when there isn’t enough time in a day?

Gee! How can Elon Musk, Tony Robbins, and many others get so much done in a single day?

The answer is simple, they’re all rich! They have teams of people providing them with all the support they need. Duh!

3 – Never. Change. Ever!

Let’s just hope nothing ever changes in your life!

Can you imagine having to change careers, or even move to a different country? God forbid that this should happen to anyone.

Play safe, never take risks. They’re bound to cause radical changes in your life.

4 – Go with the crowd. Fit in.

Who cares if you have an opinion? Who cares about your lame core values?

Forget it, you should aim to please everyone. Always!

And if it goes agains’t your beliefs, suck it up. People will like having you around to agree with their ideas and laugh together. Life is good!

5 – Today is not a good day. Wait until tomorrow.

It’s rainy, or cold. Or maybe it’s too hot, too dark, or too windy?

It’s just one of those days. You’re not inspired at all to write, or feel like crap to get anything done.

Forget it — definitely not a good day for it. Wait, because tomorrow will certainly be a better day. You can always count on tomorrow.

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I felt like writing this little post as if I was talking to myself in front of a mirror. Try it — if you want to maximise the impact.

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Rod Gomes

I'm sharing my passion for personal growth, self-awareness, and development of the human potential. I have devoted the last 6 years of my life to studying this potential and applying what I have learned as often and as well as possible.

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