Self-sabotage is often one of the biggest roadblocks in our journey toward personal growth and success. A lot of people have subconscious patterns of self-sabotage that keep them stuck in spite of the opportunities to make things better and transform the quality of their lives.
In this article, we will go through 40 affirmations for self-sabotage that will help eliminate all such patterns from your life, if you follow through consistently.
Each affirmation is mindfully designed to help you reprogram your mind and pave the way toward a proactive and productive state of mind that serves in your favor instead of going against you.
If you are tired of self-sabotaging behaviors that are limiting your life and holding you back, and you yearn for a life of confidence, achievements, and self-belief, let these affirmations be your compass.
What is Self Sabotage?
Do you often find yourself taking one step forward and then two steps back?
Do you tend to quit, grow anxious or sabotage your efforts when you’re on the brink of success?
If you’re nodding your head right now, you might have some patterns of self-sabotage that keep repeating in different areas of your life, with or without you realizing it.
Self-sabotage is like an invisible barrier that keeps us from reaching our true potential.
We often can’t point our finger at what exactly is the problem because it never clicks to us that our own mind can play games with us that turn out to be detrimental.
We keep trying to find external causes and reasons, but oftentimes, the cause lies within.
Self-sabotage can be that little voice in your head telling you that:
- You aren’t good enough
- You aren’t smart enough
- You can’t handle the responsibility that comes with growth
- You can’t handle the pressures of being at a high position
- You can’t manage success
- You don’t deserve love and a healthy relationship
It’s was makes you anxious when you start to get too deep into any personal or professional relationships, and as a result, you get this urge to just pull away without knowing the reason why.
It’s what makes you see your perfectly healthy relationship and a decent partner as “boring”.
Here’s the thing, self-sabotage is not your enemy. It’s a protective mechanism that you might’ve subconsciously developed based on your past or childhood experiences.
It wants to protect you from getting hurt again and keep you within the limits of your comfort zone, but in doing so, it holds you back and keeps your life from growing and moving forward.
38 Affirmations to Eliminate Self-Sabotage
1. I am worthy and capable of achieving my goals without sabotaging myself.
2. I let go of all self-destructive patterns as I embrace my inner strength.
3. I let go of the urge to sabotage my own success consciously or subconsciously.
4. I choose self-love over self-sabotage.
5. I allow myself to make choices and decisions that will support my well-being and growth.
6. I am completely capable of overcoming any internal or external obstacles.
7. I allow myself to operate at my full potential without holding back.
8. I allow myself to make mistakes as I let go of perfectionism.
9. I am worthy of success and abundance without undermining myself in any way.
10. I choose self-empowering behaviors over self-destructive ones.
11. I take total control of my actions and behaviors from this point onward.
12. I free myself from self-doubt as I embrace my strengths and capabilities.
13. I choose to actively work toward my happiness and fulfillment.
14. I allow myself to avail positive opportunities that serve my goals and aspirations.
15. It is okay to receive support and assistance on my journey. I allow myself to receive assistance from well-wishing people.
16. I break away from the patterns of comparing myself to other people as I direct all my focus toward my own progress.
17. I bounce back from setbacks stronger than before.
18. I am resilient in the face of challenges.
19. I let go of negative self-talk and self-criticism as I embrace self-compassion.
20. I have the power to break free from all beliefs and behaviors that sabotage my process and well-being.
21. I allow myself to make life choices that align with my authentic self.
22. I let go of the urge to procrastinate from working on my goals.
23. I choose to take inspired action in the direction of my goals.
24. I replace self-sabotaging thoughts with empowering thoughts.
25. I attract positive people into my life who inspire and uplift me.
26. I choose to make wise choices when it comes to money and relationships.
27. I choose to nurture personal and professional relationships that I hold dear.
28. I am grateful for my blessings and talents, and I use them to create a deeply fulfilling life.
29. I embrace the change that comes with growth.
30. I allow myself to step out of my comfort to reach new heights.
31. I choose to focus on the present moment with total clarity and purpose as I let go of the past.
32. I allow my life to unfold naturally with a curious and flexible attitude.
33. I let go of the need to control everything in my life.
34. I forgive myself for my past mistakes as I learn from them to become a better version of myself.
35. I allow myself to enjoy the journey of self-discovery as I trust the process of personal growth.
36. I find strength in adversity and challenges.
37. I let go of the need for external validation. I find fulfillment and validation within myself.
38. I choose to focus on solutions instead of dwelling on my problems.
How Affirmations Help in Overcoming Self-Sabotage
So how exactly do affirmations help you overcome patterns of self-sabotage?
Imagine you’re sitting at your desk, feeling like a total imposter, thinking to yourself, “Who am I kidding? I don’t deserve to be here.”
You start to feel these self-sabotaging thoughts begin to creep in and make you dissatisfied with your life.
But then you decide to read a few of these affirmations for self-sabotage and it completely shifts your focus from self-doubt to self-empowerment.
With each affirmation, you are reminded of your accomplishments, your unique talents, and the hard work you’ve put in to get where you are.
They remind you to let go of the unrealistic expectations you place on yourself and embrace your authentic self. While at the same time challenging those sabotaging thought patterns, and replacing them with positive beliefs and perspectives.
Basically, affirmations serve as simple yet powerful suggestions to the subconscious mind that when repeated regularly coupled with practical actions, can rewire your brain over time.
The way affirmations activate certain areas of our brain is evident in several research studies.
Your Next Step
If you have struggled with habits and patterns of self-sabotage for a long time, make sure to read my full guide on How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself (COMING SOON).
Feel free to check out other affirmations that resonate with your specific needs:
I hope these resources serve you well. Make sure to take good care of yourself and I’ll see you in the next one!