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Why Do We Sabotage Ourselves?

31/07/2017 by Tanja Mitton,

Self-sabotage is when we have a goal but, instead of taking the right steps to go towards the goal, we take steps to take us away from it.

Self-sabotage is generally always linked to limiting beliefs. 

A limiting belief is feeling you are:

  • Not good enough,
  • Not smart enough,
  • Always unlucky with horses, 
  • Only able to go so far and then something goes wrong, or
  • Don’t have enough money to be successful in your sport.

These limiting beliefs are often so strong that we totally identify with them and accept them as truth. The reason is often that we have had experiences in the past that have ‘proven’ this belief to be true.