Prisoners of our own device

May 7, 2015


Have you been the architect of your own problems or even failures at times?  I feel your pain.  Do you see your future as limited or do you see it as limitless?

If you, like most of us, have been known to sabotage yourself, like most of us, head right over to my post at Boomeon here, and learn how to stop doing that.

If you are already signed up there, I’d love to hear your thoughts over at Boomeon. If not, come on back (the window should still be open) and tell us what other ways you have used to prevent self-sabotage. Or, if you don’t normally sabotage yourself, I’d love to know ideas that you have suggested to others.

Thank you!  Comments are blogger gold and I would love yours.


23 comments on “Prisoners of our own device
  1. I’m heading over to Boomeon to check out your post but I also thought of you and I have nominated your Blog for the Liebster Award, if you would like to accept it the instructions are here:

  2. I wish I could discuss the saboteurs on my blog but I can’t. Suffice it to say it’s taken me 56 years so far to learn that I have to go around them to be who I am out loud.

  3. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Oh yes, I am a firm believer that we are responsible for our problems in life. Directly or indirectly!

  4. Victoria says:

    These are so true! Especially comparing ourselves to others. I think it’s just human nature to do it and hard to stop. I know I’m guilty of doing it and my hubby is constantly telling me to stop.

  5. Tammy says:

    It didn’t take long for me to understand the way of the world. Jealousy and competitiveness were ugly things that I avoided. Then I stopped. Avoiding, that is. I will not be sabotaged, dictated or manipulated. It is NOT a normal way to do business or have relationships. Once I stood up to it…and for it…it never happened again. Go figure.

  6. harriet says:

    I guess we have all been prisoners of something at one time or another. thanks!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    I definitely do this. It’s hard to realize it until after it’s happened.

  8. Angelica says:

    Yes, so true. We are usually standing in our sunshine, right?

  9. Laurel Regan says:

    I think I’ve probably done all of those at one time or another! A big strategy for me is simple but effective – “Never say never.” It makes a huge difference when I avoid limiting myself with preconceived notions.

  10. Britney says:

    This is true I think we usually cause our own problems

  11. Jeanine says:

    Yep. Any problems in life are usually caused by ourselves. If not, then somehow we were part of the problem!

  12. I am indeed my own worst enemy much of the time. Time to stop it, right!?

  13. roz warren says:

    I don’t actually believe that I’m responsible for most of the stuff that goes wrong in my life. On the other hand, my life, at 60, is pretty damn good.

  14. Diana Villa says:

    I think everything you do in life is reflected on what we get. Thanks for the great post 😀

  15. I think my husband intentionally sabotages things. But I think he likes the drama and being able to have a victim story.

  16. Interesting view. I don’t know if I agree if we are responsible for our mistakes no matter what.. sometimes yes, sometimes no 🙂

  17. Bismah says:

    I think sometimes we don’t realize we are the cause of our own problems leading us to point the blame at others. Instead of doing this we should first point the finger at ourselves.

  18. Virginia says:

    We do sometimes cause ou own problems. That’s why it’s good to think things through.

  19. OH YES! I believe we are our own worst critics! Sometimes, if we just take a step back and look at ourselves in the mirror, we would actually be impressed at the person whom we’ve become!

  20. Katie says:

    Yes I am so guilty of this!

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