I call it Warped Thinking.
This type of thinking is distorted and causes one to undermine themselves and fall short of their potential or to fail in realising their ambitions.
Self-sabotage is common, it’s frustrating and can be painful, if it becomes a habit.
The good news is that you can reverse self-sabotage.
You can do this by changing the THINKING that caused it in the first place.
Here is a simple but effective process you can use anytime you find yourself practising self-sabotage. I call it the WARP technique
W – WRITE down the thought you are having
Notice the thought that’s running through your mind and write it down. It might be something like…
“I won’t succeed anyway”
“Who do I think I am to get this done”
“I’m not smart enough to do this”
Hone in on the one thought that is holding you back. You will notice it as a small niggling voice in your head that won’t go away and that causes you to feel stuck.
A – ASK yourself is it really true.
Are you 100% sure that the thought is true? What evidence do you have for it? More often than not you will realise that you don’t have evidence to support your self-defeating thoughts. You will notice that you are over exaggerating the situation.
R – REPLACE it with a better serving thought
The realisation that the thought is not 100% true allows you to replace the thought with a better, more realistic one. One that will empower you and propel you into action.
P – PRACTISE the new thought consistently
Once you identify the new thought, think about it often until you believe it solidly.
You will be surprised what you can accomplish when you get rid of warped thinking using the 4 step W-A-R-P technique.
If you find this technique hard to do by yourself, let me know and I’ll guide you through it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org