Hello everyone! Words cannot explain how happy and proud of myself I am for finally launching Mindfully Glam. I feel like I’ve been talking about rebranding and relaunching for years now, but I actually only started this process back in July. Everything has come such a long way since then and has developed beautifully, better than I envisioned, and I am just genuinely so excited!
I was my goal to launch before the end of 2017, but I had some hiccups along the way, like moving to a new apartment and taking on more at work. I also got in my own way many times..enter today’s topic about self-sabotaging.
Everything in life is mind over matter. Your mind is stronger than your body, and your thoughts are stronger than your actions.
I had some setbacks that were out of my control, but I’d say 80% of my setbacks were a me problem because I was self-sabotaging.
I was self-sabotaging out of fear—the fear that I’m good enough to launch a blog or Youtube channel and the fear that what I’m doing is not going to be well receive and I’m going to embarrass myself. Most importantly what if this fails? What if this is all a waste of time?
Although I think vulnerability is one of the strongest qualities to have, I was afraid to be vulnerable. I had this huge mental block that I could not break through.
I prayed on it, and I set my intentions out into the Universe to help me release this fear. A few days into the new year, something just clicked and my whole attitude and perception changed.
I was able to let go of the outcome of starting a blog and Youtube channel. If I failed, I failed. If I embarrassed myself, I embarrassed myself. I was doing this for me. This was a goal of mine and I needed to accomplish it, regardless of the outcome.
It took me over the course of six months to realize I was self-sabotaging. It was actually someone else who pointed it out to me. I did some self-reflection, and I became aware of what I was doing and how I was doing it. So here are three sneaky signs that you may be doing the same things and self-sabotaging your goals:
I’m queen of the phrase “I’ll do it later.” I am the master of never finishing projects that I start—something I am very aware of and seriously trying to work on! Whatever it is, get it done. For me, putting things on the back burner causes stress and anxiety that builds up over time. One day you’ll wake up and think about all long list of things you have to do. You’ll be so overwhelmed that you don’t want to do any of them, so you’ll feel like the only option is giving up.
“I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time.” These two are my favorites and most used. This also ties in with procrastination, but I think this deserves it’s own recognition. I am the type of person who always has to be busy. It is very difficult for me to empty out my mind, even for just a few hours. I noticed that I am trying to get out of working on my blog, I will literally create a full day’s activity agenda in order to validate the fact that “I’m to busy” to work on my blog. I’ll say yes to every and any invitation to do something, when I can easily so no. Or, I’ll reach out to people myself, so I’ll have a full day of being out of the house and zero time for my blog. I’d go out of my way to validate my excuses and procrastination.
- Negative Thinking
This is just touching the surface; I can write a whole book on the power of negative thinking. It’s human nature to have doubts, but that doesn’t give us a free pass on thinking in a negative mindset. If you are constantly getting down on yourself and thinking negatively about yourself, you are going attract more negativity into your life and make it harder for yourself to achieve your goals.
Once upon a time, I used to be a perfectionist. I would beat myself up about every little thing I did wrong. Over time, I diminished my own self-confidence. It’s taken me years to build it back up. Don’t be like old me. Anytime you have negative thought about yourself, immediately reach for a positive one. Don’t be so hard on yourself, and certainly down beat yourself up.
So, do a little self-reflection. Take a look at your life, goals, and thinking patterns. Are you self-sabotaging?
At the end of the day, we are all our own worst enemies. In order to reach your dreams, you have to get out of your own way. Let go of the fear that is holding you back. Let go of your procrastination, excuses, and negative thinking. Allow yourself to believe in yourself.
Remember that you typically feel the strongest desire to quit right before you are about to achieve your goal.
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