Do you find yourself prone to self-sabotage? Have you ever reached a goal only to find it slip away months or even years later? Why does this happen? On this episode, we’ll dive into the reasons that we tend to sabotage our successes. Then you’ll learn what you can do to prevent self-sabotage so that you can continue to move forward with your goals. Listen to episode 42 to discover how to prevent your own self-sabotage.Maintaining #results is often harder than achieving them. Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [2:42] What is cybernetics?
- [7:35] Do you create problems for yourself?
- [12:55] Look at how you made your changes
- [15:38] How to stop
- [25:21] You’re never going to accomplish what you can’t see.
What is cybernetics?
Cybernetics is a good way to explain self-sabotage. Cybernetics is the study of control and communications of machines to regulate or reach an end goal. Cybernetics is like an autopilot mechanism or a thermostat. When you set it, it controls other forces to return to homeostasis. For instance, if you have the thermostat set at 72 and you open the windows in the summer the thermostat works extra hard to try to get back to normal. The same is true for people. You may have worked hard to lose 20 pounds, but your body may work even harder to gain it all back.Cybernetics is a good way to explain #SelfSabotage. Find out why by listening to episode 42 of #TheTransformationShow Click To Tweet
Do you create problems for yourself?
We often create problems for ourselves. We aren’t happy unless we have created stress. Instead of creating problems, create goals. What is your next hill to climb? If you have achieved your weight loss goal think about what else your body can do. Train for something different so you don’t get bored and begin to create problems for yourself.
Self-image is key
Maintaining results is often harder than achieving them and that is often due to self-image. How do you see yourself? Do you think you are someone who needs to lose weight? Or do you see yourself as someone who has accomplished a lot? Create a new self-image that is more in line with the new you. Identify with your new self-image and lock it in. When you identify with the new you, it will become harder to revert back to those old habits.Create a new self-image that is more in line with the new you. Click To Tweet
How to stop self-sabotage
- The first step you need to do is identify the problem. Once you are aware of the problem then you can take action.
- Next, you can start looking at your behaviors. This will help you to shift your actions so that you can move forward.
- After that, you can begin to learn. Feed your brain. Read, listen, or watch something to help you improve. When you feel yourself slipping dive into new material to help you learn. When you surround yourself with the knowledge it takes to move forward it will become harder to slip back into homeostasis.
- Surround yourself with people who are doing or being what you want to do or be. Sometimes it’s hard to physically be around those people so surround yourself with online friends. You can also align yourself with a mentor, coach, or therapist. They can help you recognize self-sabotage and achieve your goals.
- One last thing you can do is to program your mind to move forward. You can do this by goal setting or vision casting. Your level of success can never rise above what you envisioned internally. You’re never going to accomplish what you can’t see.
Resources & People Mentioned
- BOOK – Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz