My Fear & Self-Sabotage Exposed — 4 Comments

  1. First off, I want to thank you Dawn for writing this article. You made me think about self-sabotage in my life. I’m a very active person that wants to get involved into different social projects. I realized that everytime I start doing something, especially with other people, I feel like something is holding me back, probably the fear of being judged as “not good enough” or as the one who had an interesting idea but not good enough to put it into practice. Also, sometimes I feel like I’m deliberately not doing my best because I’m afraid my best won’t be considered as enough. I think I’ve learned to forgive myself but I’m still afraid of other people’s judgement, probably because my past is full of people that judged me and hurt me for that reason. I’m working on it and I know It’s gonna take time because the wound is deep.

  2. Martina,

    Thank you so much for sharing! The brain is fascinating. It is always evaluating three things for our protection: Am I safe, Am I liked and accepted in this space, and Am I good enough to belong. It’s so interesting how often we decide we are not good enough. It’s a way to keep ourselves safe, but for sure can hold us back from shining our light forward.

  3. Thank you, that was a very vulnerable act, writing that article. You get theBrene Brown award for today ha ha!! I have found with myself and with so many other people, forgiving oneself is the hardest thing. It takes a lot of quiet, meditation, and deep thought. But we are worth it. It’s worth it to be free, and worth it to love ourselves, and that way we are free to love others fully. Thank you for this.

  4. What a thought provoking post!!!

    Kudos to you for:
    1st – forgiving the gal for messing up the interview and giving her a chance anyway
    2nd – learning to forgive yourself along your own journey

    So happy for you that you’re following your heart and learning with your own healers.