Self-sabotaging yourself? Stop it! Like NOW! (Using these 3 steps.)

Self-sabotaging yourself? Stop it! Like NOW! (Using these 3 steps.)


Youre not alone. We all do it. You know what Im talking about.

You choose to indulge in that extra slice of turkey or piece of chocolate cake when you just started a healthy eating plan or told yourself you’d be ‘good.’

You set aside time in your calendar to go through bills or catch up on emails, when all of a sudden an offer to go watch the baseball game sounds far more appealing.

You say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, and end up breaking commitments left, right, and center ~ getting in over your head and totally stressing yourself out in the process.

What do all three scenarios have in common? Instead of setting yourself up for success, you are setting yourself up for the opposite.

It’s called self-sabotage.

It’s very easy to do. And, it’s time to stop.

I know deep down you are committed to reaching your biggest dreams and wildest desires. I know you are up to BIG things and are committed to living a BIG life. And when you are, there is no room for self-sabotage.

It takes a serious amount of discipline to stay committed to your goals.

It takes ridiculous dedication to stick to your new workout regime or healthy eating plan.  

And it takes a whole lotta fierce self-love to push through and keep going for your dreams when distractions and noise and excuses abound.

You’re going to fall off the bandwagon at some point. It’s bound to happen. I mean you’re human, after all!

And when you do, simply shake it off, and jump right back on again.

I’m speaking to myself as I type these words. Come Monday, I’ll be starting a 30-day cleanse. And although I’m pretty excited (after indulging in a whole lotta delicious food over Thanksgiving, and a few too many fun events and after parties and Jays games recently, this girl is ready to get clean!) I’m also pretty nervous. Will I be able to stick to it? Even over Halloween?

Answer? Depends how much I want it.

Those self-sabotaging Gremlins will somehow sneak their way into your head. Trust me. And be careful, because sometimes they’re pretty sneaky and disguise themselves as something else ~ fear, procrastination or ‘rational’ excuses. DON’T GIVE IN!


How to stop self-sabotage:


  1. COMMIT.

Really commit to what you want. Be it an exercise regime, a weekly accounting check-in, or a tough conversation.


Schedule it in your calendar, invest in the organic produce, make a public announcement and enroll support.


Knowing that you are going to likely cheat at some point, or fall of the bandwagon, just keep going. Follow through. Jump back on. Shake it off. Just stick to it!


It takes a serious amount of discipline, ridiculous dedication, and a whole lotta fierce self-love to stick to your goals. And, youre worth it. (Click to tweet it out!)


Don’t give in. You got this! And yes, you deserve it.

The pot of gold is waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow. So keep going!


Have a FAB weekend!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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