Last week, I hope you took away a few things from the blog post.
I want to give you some step by step instructions on how I stop the downhill slide of self-destruction.
To do this, I’m going to talk about how I followed through on the goal to write one blog post a week for a whole year. How I managed not to self-sabotage and quit.
I hate writing. I’ve never thought of myself as a good writer. Since I don’t think of myself as a good writer, I gave up trying to get better. I find no fun in it and it is a struggle to get me to write ANYTHING.
Here in lies the first key to stopping self-sabotage; knowing your opinions about yourself and the activity.
STOP telling yourself you're not good at "it". STOP finding all reasons you don't like "it".
I ran a Ragnar a couple of weeks ago. If you have no knowledge about a Ragnar, let me fill you in. It is a long-distance race that is ran by a team of runners- any runner crazy enough will do! Each runner completes a different leg of the race, with someone running both day and night for two days, completing the distance of approximately 200 miles.
About a month before the race I wanted to back out. All the unknowns and fears about the race almost stopped me from being a part of this amazing experience.
Yes. Now that I’m done, I can say it was pretty amazing.
My teammates were awesome and I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. On top of that, the sense of accomplishment is overwhelming….
Until it wasn’t.
During the race I was surrounded by all these remarkable people. They complete some pretty hard things. Many of them have ran marathons while raising 5 kids, working a full-time job, volunteering for their local food shelter,...