Achieving success can sometimes feel like a dance with self-sabotage within our minds. It might seem odd that we'd intentionally trip ourselves up on the path to success, but if we dive into how our subconscious works, a deeper truth emerges – it's not trying to hinder us, but rather, it's attempting to protect us in its own quirky way.
Think of our subconscious as a watchful guardian, drawing from past experiences, learned behaviours, and societal influences to shield us from perceived threats. It genuinely believes it's keeping us safe. However, here's the catch: our subconscious can't always tell the difference between past traumas and current opportunities. It acts instinctually, trying to shield us, even when the threats it perceives are no longer real.
This protective instinct often shows up as self-doubt, fear of failure/success, or procrastination – all tactics to keep things as they are. It's our mind's way of steering clear of unknown territory, even if venturing into the unknown could lead to personal growth and success. Understanding that our subconscious operates from a protective stance, not a sabotaging one, is a crucial first step in breaking down these barriers.
Approaching our subconscious with kindness and understanding allows us to reprogram it for our benefit. We can gently challenge the outdated beliefs and fears that hold us back, guiding our subconscious to play a more supportive role in our journey to success. It's an inner shift that calls for patience and self-awareness but can turn self-sabotage into self-empowerment.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!