What Steps To Take To Eliminate Self-Sabotaging Beliefs and Emotions?
Letting go of self-sabotaging behaviors takes courage and a personal commitment to develop more effective actions.
3. Change “I can’t” or “I won’t” to “I Can, I Will” on a consistent basis. Pay attention to the emotional changes going on within you. Be prepared to physically describe your changes and write them down. Repeat the process of writing down your changing feelings and behaviors and compare your notes every day. Measure your progress by the visible re occurrences of positive self-talk and healthy behaviors. Continual negative self-talk will create resentments and dis-empowering beliefs. Self-resentment is the seed that grows into self-sabotaging behaviors.
4. Plant the seeds that produce positive, empowering beliefs and actions. Ask yourself, “Are my actions linked to pleasure-producing situations or to pain-producing situations?” Take the road that gives you pleasure, not grief. The personal growth experienced from facing a fearful or painful event, or adversity, is important for self-improvement. However, don’t make a steady diet of it. You can grow and change by cultivating positive emotions such as joy, excitement, and happiness.