Self-Sabotage 101

AKA: Our Inner Depths Don’t Always Help Our Outer Reaches; or ‘It’s All In Your Mind, Dude’

How Our Brains Stop Us Achieving Our Goals and How to Fight Back – by Gregory Ciotti

As admittedly wonderful and fascinating as the human brain is, it definitely can feel like our brain is out to get us sometimes.

Summed up perfectly in the many observations of the “Scumbag Brain” meme, our brain does seem to engage in “sabotage” in terms of how it naturally reacts to situations…

  1. Your brain can hurt your goals by fantasizing too much…
  2. Your brain procrastinates on big projects by visualizing the worst parts…
  3. Your brain will “abandon ship” at the first sign of distress…
  4. Your brain loves mindless busy work disguised as progress
  5. Your brain is not good at “winging it” when it comes to planning…ever!

Read it all and get the details (You know, those things the devil is in)

Reading the specifics of this article made all of us wince. “Ouch!” Too true…but, Mr. Ciotti points out, we can conquer our brain’s negative tendencies. We’re going to follow his advice and let you know.