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Self sabotage is another thing (like the use of willpower) that I’ve been questioning for years.

Because it’s not real.

And, like many things, when we believe it is, we get stuck.

When we tell ourselves “I get so far and then I self sabotage. And I don’t know what to do about it” then we’re going to get stuck.

Because we’ll never find an answer to why we self sabotaged.

Because we didn’t.

Thinking we did is soul and identity destroying.

Sabotage is to “deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something)”.

And that’s not what we’re doing.

If we were wanting to sabotage our weight loss efforts than eating lard and drinking sugar water would be the quickest, cheapest and most effective way.

To sabotage our health we could drink arsenic and lick asbestos.

We don’t do any of them.

What we do do is eat and drink in a certain way………….

Because we want to.

Because of the perceived benefits it brings (relaxation, sedation, connection, ease, etc).

In spite of the other drawbacks.

Not because of them.

We do things to feel better now, even though we know they will cause us to gain weight and feel worse.

We don’t do them in order to gain weight and feel worse.

So, what can we ask ourselves?

1. Who am I while doing this?

2. Who do I want to be?

3. What’s keeping me from being that person?

Over time, changing how we perceive ourselves, who we are and who we want to be will lead us to far better change than wondering why we self sabotage.

So, there you have it.

The 7 “big fat lies” you’ve been told about yourself [And what might work better].

1. More positive thinking
2. Develop stronger willpower
3. Create a bigger why
4. Just Do It
5. Ignore the negative (MTFU)
6. Create positive habits one at a time
7. Guard against self sabotage

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Again, full credit to Dax Moy for the titles and basic structure of what I’ve covered this last week.

The content was a mixture of Dax’s work and my own studies and experience.

I hope you found it useful 🙂

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Much love,

Jon ‘Black Sabbath’ Hall

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RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

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Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.