You messed up.
You broke your promise, and let yourself down. Now you’re hanging your head in shame, hating on yourself, and obsessing about your problem.
Pick your head up. No more obsessing, and no more saying mean stuff to yourself. That’s not going to help anything. You’re not a screw-up, and you’re not destined to fail.
There’s nothing wrong with you.
But there could be something wrong with the way you’re doing your life.
If you keep getting in your own way, creating your own problems, or stopping yourself just before you succeed, this blog’s for you.
I’ve been working as a life coach for more than a decade. I’m in business because most people need to change something. (This human thing is not for sissies.) One of the most maddening problems I help clients overcome is self-sabotage.
- You’re up for a promotion. It hinges on an important presentation. You don’t know why, but you procrastinate until the last minute. You end up doing a mediocre job on it. Bye-bye promotion.
- You’re beginning to feel really close to someone special. Out of nowhere, you start a fight over something trivial. See ya closeness.
- You’re at an important event. These are new peers, and you want to make a good impression. Somehow one too many drinks get into your hand (and down your hatch.) You get super drunk, and make a fool of yourself. Good impression made? Yeah, not so much.
Recognize yourself? Me too. In fact, every one of these examples is from my own life. ☺