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Self-Sabotage: A Pathway to Destruction

Once upon a time, the world was a treacherous place for humans. We were wimpy creatures. Tigers had bigger, sharper teeth; insects had poisonous stings; gorillas had muscles bodybuilders only dream of; the sea was filled with seemingly alien creatures — even 99 percent of plants would’ve kill us if we consumed them.

In other words, before the invention of fundamental technology such as weapons and farming, humans were at the mercy of their environment.

This constant danger burned a crucial lesson into our DNA: stay safe. What is self-sabatoge, and what can we do to overcome it?

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Self-Sabotage: A Pathway to Destruction

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  1. thank you so much for this blog. For 10 years I have been trying to figure out the monster that is destroying my life . This is the closest I have had it defined.
    I am a highly driven person who initially reaped the success of my focus and hard work. I would get straight As ,come out on top of my peers, win scholarships … and then I started to self sabotage. I would purposely block myself while reading , especially academic work and subsequently I started to flunk exams at each level . Attempts to snap out of this have been unyeilding. I have drained my bank account at the psychologist with very little effect . This has been happening for ten years and is seriously impeding my progress . It has actually brought me to the point of depression when I see how far below my potential Ive turned out. Right now I am way behind my peers and w/o a meaningful job. I am really scared at the prospect of living the rest of my life in this way. I desperately need help.

  2. I have this problem but I notice me doing this but stop the negative thoughts. An my partner knows I have explosive tendencies that has gotten violent at times. I will continue seeing my psychologist about my self destructive ways.I must admit woman in relationships have fear False Expectations Appearing Real. I can only be happy with my accomplishment an it doesn’t have to be enough for her. After all it is my life that has not caused her any harm but my mental illness has.

    Thank you, R.Gaston (Forensic Peer Specialist)…


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