Is there something that you want to do or accomplish but think of every reason not to get started? You know you have the skill, ability and desire but something stops you from moving forward. A little voice in your head says “I can’t do that!”, “I’m not good enough!” or “I could fail and make a fool of myself!” Yes – it’s self-sabotage at work; sub-conscious self-destruction. Your state of internal affairs!

Negative self-talk is usually conditioning formed during childhood and follows you throughout your life. You usually don’t recognize it which allows the negativity to strengthen. It causes illogical and irrational behavior and destroys your self-esteem and self-confidence. It prevents you from being successful, which, in turn, prevents you from happiness and fulfilling relationships.

Surprisingly, positive self-talk can be just as powerful. If you say “I can do this”, you are far more likely to be successful. Listen to your thoughts and decide whether these thoughts will help or hurt you; then immediately STOP your negative thoughts. Rethink your thoughts into positive ones and imagine the results with success.

If you have a specific goal, write it down with the positive outcome. Put it on your computer screen saver, post it on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your car, or any place that you see frequently.

Hypnosis can be a very successful tool to help eliminate self-sabotage. Since self-sabotage is conceived in your subconscious mind, reprogramming your subconscious allows you to break free from negative thoughts and install creative suggestions for new and healthy behaviors.

Don’t be your own worst enemy, be your own best friend! When negative self-talk rears its ugly head, put a STOP to it immediately. Don’t let it prevent you from moving forward and achieving your goals.

(Hypnosis is an affordable, natural and effective solution toward the treatment self-sabotage. Stop getting in your own way and you will be amazed how quickly your life can change.

Author's Bio: 

Annette Bergstein is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, International Hypnosis Federation, National Guild of Hypnotists and International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She welcomes any questions you may have regarding hypnosis. She can be reached by email at or at Quest Hypnotherapy, 201-264-0690 for an appointment. Private hypnotherapy sessions are always recommended however, CDs related to this or any other issue are available for you to experience in the privacy of your own home.