Are you sabotaging your success?
The weather was supposed to be lousy today.
It was supposed to be cold (in the 50’s -Fahrenheit for you non-Americans). It was supposed to rain all day, maybe even a thunderstorm.
It was raining this morning when I took my wife to work.
Maybe the weatherman would be right for a change. I have not seen an accurate forecast in a few weeks. A few supposedly bad weather days have been beautiful while the prophesied nice days have been kind of downers.
As I left the house again later, I left my sunglasses in the house.
Once in the car, I realized I had left them. While it was not raining right then, it looked like it would start any moment again. So, I didn’t bother to go back for them even though I usually take them just in case the sun comes out. I really planned to come back soon anyway.
As I left the studio later today the sun was starting to show through some of the overcast sky.
I caught myself wishing it would rain because I forgot my sunglasses.
Yes, I wanted lousy weather, just because I was not ready for nice weather.
How many times have I made calls with the the same negative thoughts?
I hope they don’t answer, because I don’t feel like setting the appointment. Maybe I am concerned about something on my schedule (that I don’t care about anyway) but I pass over opportunities just because, in my mind, I have too much to do already.
Do you ever suffer from self-sabotage?
Do you ever find yourself hoping that, what would really be best, does not happen? What do you do to overcome it?