Self Sabotage Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-sabotage" (showing 1-30 of 46)
Lydia Davis
“If you think of something, do it.

Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.”
Lydia Davis

Sarah Ban Breathnach
“This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)”
Sarah Ban Breathnach, Peace and Plenty: Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity

C.S. Lewis
“And there’s also ‘To him that hath shall be given.’ After all, you must have a capacity to receive, or even omnipotence can’t give. Perhaps your own passion temporarily destroys the capacity.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“Does it make sense to boycott ourselves? Does it hold water to boycott the fluid course of our life? Is it consistent to commit self-sabotage by destroying wittingly our corporeal and mental structure?
Those are the questions thousands of people may ask as they are confronted with the schizophrenic dilemma on the point of smoking, boozing, doping, sexual transgressing or environmental polluting. Many seem to be aware of their problem. Many have decided to stop from tomorrow on. But when tomorrow and after tomorrow come many tend to let slip their vow and their self-sabotage goes on to rule their life. Their dissonant behavior transforms them into social losers or hopeless patsies and depresses them into the class of forlorn pariahs. They realize, as such, that self-handicapping makes no sense, but are not able to protect themselves from themselves since they haven’t got the muscle to live down the spell of addiction.
Thousands of people may feel having set the bar too high and recognize they are are failing to find the right angle and are missing sufficient insight to steer their life.
If, however, they decide to give it a try they should be aware that the road may be very bumpy and that they have to be prepared for disappointments and regressions, that they might have to deal with very slowly crescent improvements, that they shouldn’t take themselves for a ride and that they could only possibly succeed by focusing painfully on the path to breaking free from the hornet's nest they have got themselves into.”
Erik Pevernagie

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“More times than I can remember I look around and I ask why the hole I’m in looks so strangely familiar. Probably because it looks a whole lot like all the other ones I dug before I got around to digging this one.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I craft most of my own tragedies without ever having even the remotest understanding that it is I myself who have done the crafting.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Why is it that we don’t worry about a compass until we’re lost in a wilderness of our own making?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Kris Kidd
“I think it’s pretty common to hold onto people, to bribe them with things, say, a body, in the hopes of keeping them from leaving you. I don’t think it’s uncommon to invert such behaviors, to become something unlovable, in an effort to speed up the process of the inevitable. Fighting is an instinct. So is running. Everybody knows how to destroy a good thing. It’s easy.”
Kris Kidd, Return to Sender

Fay Weldon
“We make tactless remarks because we wish to hurt, break our legs because we do not wish to walk, marry the wrong man because we cannot let ourselves be happy, board the wrong train because we would prefer not to reach the destination.”
Fay Weldon, Female Friends

Kris Kidd
“There is stability in self-destruction, in prolonging sadness as a means of escaping abstractions like happiness. Rock bottom is a surprisingly comfortable place to lay your head. Looking up from the depths of another low often seems a lot safer than wondering when you'll fall again. Falling feels awful.

I'd rather fucking fly.”
Kris Kidd

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am the greatest obstacle to my greatest dreams.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Francisca Todi
“Percayalah, membiarkan dirimu sengsara hanya untuk menyenangkan orang lain tidak ada hubungannya dengan tanggung jawab.”
Francisca Todi, The Princess & The Bodyguard

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I simply look at the map that I’ve so tediously created, it will explain why I’m laying at the bottom of this cliff looking up.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I choose to take the pen from God and write the story of my life without Him, I better have plenty of erasers and a whole lot of white-out. Better yet, I should invest in a good shredder.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“One simple thing to do and destroy the spirit of self-sabotage is to admire the beauty hidden in ugly circumstances.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Let's Go to the Next Level

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s thinking that I had the solution that probably created the problem in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“In my impatience I become convinced that this desire of mine should have been fulfilled yesterday, when it belongs to a tomorrow that yesterday would have killed had I had my way.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Hanya Yanagihara
“He doesn't know this now, but in the years to come he will, again and again, test Harold's claims of devotion, will throw himself against his promises to see how steadfast they are. He won't even be conscious that he's doing this. But he will do it anyway, because part of him will never believe Harold and Julia; as much as he wants to, as much as he thinks he does, he won't, and he will always be convinced that they will eventually tire of him, that they will one day regret their involvement with him. And so he will challenge them, because when their relationship inevitably ends, he will be able to look back and know for certain that he caused it, and not only that, but the specific incident that caused it, and he will never have to wonder, or worry, about what he did wrong, or what he could have done better. But that is in the future. For now, his happiness is flawless.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

“Instead of sabotaging and hurting yourself with guilt, shame, and self-punishment: Start finding ways to heal yourself. Work for yourself not against. Identify the problem by asking yourself: What hurt do I need to heal? Then ask: What can I do to help myself heal? Self-forgiveness is an imperative part of this process. As is: Accepting that which we cannot change. Always focus on what you can do and not what you can't. Focusing on what you can do, no matter how small, empowers you. Focusing on what you can't steal your power away and leaves you vulnerable. Examining ourselves and our actions will give us better insight into why we behave the way we do. Why do we commit wrongs? What is the root cause? How can we heal this problem? What can we do? Don't be afraid to journal and brainstorm. Let the ideas flow. Don't be afraid to try different approaches. It is so important to learn to love yourself. Looking after yourself in these ways, for your growth and advancement is one of the greatest gifts of love you can give yourself.”
Akiroq Brost

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I often think myself to be so ingenious that I don’t even realize that my own plans may actually be my own undoing. Therefore, I might be wise to realize that God’s plans undo what I’ve done that’s undoing me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Kris Kidd
“What if I were to tell you the game’s been rigged, that I was destined to win from the very beginning? To be clear: Winning is subjective. For the record: I win by losing, by avoiding the confusion of possibility, the sheer terror of potential. To make a long story short: I win when I lose and I lose by running, by pushing you away.”
Kris Kidd, Return to Sender

Kris Kidd
“I’ve memorized the best angles in the bathroom from which to see how badly I’ve disintegrated. I truly do go from sixty to zero.”
Kris Kidd, I Can't Feel My Face

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I read the ghastly lines of tragedy darkly penned into my life, I turn and notice that the pen in my hand is wet.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It takes but a handful of words to ambush my soul with hope. Yet, the vexing question in it all is why do I so often ambush the words?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“We often want quick answers, quick results, instant rewards, and that’s normal in our high tech, instant, Google driven world.
To take that first step towards reaching a goal or realizing a dream, knowing that there will perhaps be a thousand more steps to follow in order to make it happen, can be daunting.
It’s simple and yet complicated. The simple part of achieving success is that it just takes work. For me, staying focused on my goals and envisioning my dreams every day, makes the work flow almost on its own.
The hard part is the mindset, and to not self sabotage, because you don’t believe in yourself. We often think we can’t achieve our wildest dreams or that we are somehow incapable, and then we never, ever take that first step.
I never felt that I was a very confident person, but with the support of some wonderful people and my own inner fire, I kept going. The hardest part after working and working, was to actually accept that I deserved success.
Success in itself is kind of scary too, as it comes with having to be responsible, and not flake out. The people who have supported you and invested in you deserve that.
I guess what I am trying to say is that if you want something, you have to take action. A little step towards it every day. Then there is a reason to feel accomplished every day. Match your energy and vibration with what you envision. Believe. You deserve success, so go for it.”
Riitta Klint

“Stop the self-sabotage. Don't live in regret. Let the past go. Forgive. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Come to the present where life happens. Live with love.”
Akiroq Brost

Kris Kidd
“Cry wolf often enough and you eventually get eaten by the wolf, even if the wolf is you.”
Kris Kidd

Israelmore Ayivor
“No knowledge about self is self-slavery!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Six Words Inspiration

“There is only our own perspective of ourselves. If we jade that perspective with fear, with doubt, or worse, with hate, we are committing an outright act of self-sabotage. We must look at ourselves with love; with a gentle and loving perspective. We must adopt a perspective of deep appreciation for ourselves. We must become grateful and thankful for all that we are.”
Akiroq Brost

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