A collection of eye-opening self sabotage quotes to remind you that you deserve to be happy, loved, and to live a good life. It’s time to stop yourself from getting in the way of that.

Most of us are guilty of self sabotaging our lives. We often actively or unconsciously take steps and do things to stop us from achieving what we want or from being happy.

But what we fail to realize is, the more we hold on to this type of behavior, the longer we are allowing ourselves to be unhappy.

If you keep self sabotaging your life, you are only stopping yourself from growing, from achieving success, and from finding genuine happiness.

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be loved. You deserve to make your dreams a reality. You are worthy of good things.

It’s time to stop yourself from getting in the way of you having all those things.

May these self sabotage quotes below inspire you to allow yourself to experience the good things in life and remind you that you are worthy and enough.

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45 Quotes about Self sabotage

No more excuses. No more self-sabotage. No more self-pity. No more comparing yourself to others. Time to step up. Take action right now and start living your life with purpose.

— Anthon St. Maarten

If you don’t believe in yourself, somewhere or another, you sabotage yourself.

— Jason Day

The only reason I can’t jump in and engage life is that I’ve told myself I can’t. Yet I can’t helping wondering would happen if I told myself I could?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.

— Alyce Cornyn-Selby

Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.

— Steven Pressfield

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.

— John Donne

Much of your self-esteem doesn’t come from what happens to you on a given day or what somebody says, but what you know about yourself on the inside.

— Dr. Judy Ho

We need to ascend beyond our own petty Resistance, our own negative self-judgment and self-sabotage, our own “I’m not worthy” mind-set.

— Steven Pressfield

Why is it that we don’t worry about a compass until we’re lost in a wilderness of our own making?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Self-destruction and self-sabotage are often just the start of the self-resurrection process.

— Oli Anderson

Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen.

— Alyce Cornyn-Selby

What is required for many of us, paradoxical though it may sound, is the courage to tolerate happiness without self-sabotage.

— Nathaniel Branden

Leaders who are kind of insecure or egocentric, they basically sabotage themselves.

— John C. Maxwell

Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others, we are withholding from ourselves.

— Marianne Williamson

When we are succeeding – that is, when we have begun to overcome our self-doubt and self-sabotage, when we are advancing in our craft and evolving to a higher level – that’s when panic strikes. When we experience panic, it means that we’re about to cross a threshold. We’re poised on the doorstep of a higher plane.

Steven Pressfield

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Quotes about self sabotaging

The biggest thing holding you back is almost always… you. Start there.

— Hunter Post

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

— Eric Hoffer

I think that sometimes love gets in the way of itself – you know, love interrupts itself. We want things so much that we sabotage them.

— Jack White

I am really fascinated by self-sabotage. I think that there’s not a person I know who doesn’t fall victim to it. It’s essential to the human condition, and relatable.

— Kit Williamson

Self sabotage quotes and quotes about self sabotaging

The question “Is this an act of self-love or is it an act of self-sabotage?” is one you must consistently ask yourself if you are committed to having all that you want and all that you deserve. When you love yourself you feel worthy and deserving of claiming the gifts of this world. Self-love gives you peace of mind and balance. Self-love gives you self-respect and the ability to respect others. It gives you the confidence to stand up and ask for what you want. Self-love is the main ingredient in a successful, fulfilled life.

— Debbie Ford

Cry wolf often enough and you eventually get eaten by the wolf, even if the wolf is you.

— Kris Kidd

I know that I’m holding myself back. I know that something needs to change and that I need to be the one to change it. And I know—I know—that if you’re patient with me, what I find on the other end of it, once the towers have burned down, will

be you.

— Nina LaCour

Chicken exits are self-sabotage. They give you a false explanation for why you don’t have something you want.

— Ali Vincent

Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.

— Gay Hendricks

Self-sabotage is the smartest thing you can do if you’re sabotaging a self that is not really you.

— Armand DiMele

Art is a war – between ourselves and the forces of self-sabotage that would stop us from doing our work. The artist is a warrior.

— Steven Pressfield

Our biggest enemy is our own self-doubt. We really can achieve extraordinary things in our lives. But we sabotage our greatness because of our fear.

— Robin Sharma

This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work, we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Like most other creatives, I struggle with self-sabotage, self-doubt, and feeling like an imposter more often than not. I struggle with expressing myself because it does sometimes feel easier or safer not to.

— Jeff Jarvis

New Year’s resolutions often fail because toxic emotions and experiences from our past can sabotage us or keep us stuck with the same old thoughts, patterns and regrets.

— Debbie Ford

More self sabotage quotes and quotes about self sabotaging

It takes but a handful of words to ambush my soul with hope. Yet, the vexing question in it all is why do I so often ambush the words?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The tragedy of too many people is that they cannot allow happiness just to be there; they cannot leave it alone. Their sense of who they are and of what their destiny is cannot accommodate happiness. So they are driven to find ways to sabotage it.

— Nathaniel Branden

He was always looking for new and interesting ways to destroy himself.

— Kalen Dion

Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.

— Bill Crawford

One simple thing to do and destroy the spirit of self-sabotage is to admire the beauty hidden in ugly circumstances.

— Israelmore Ayivor

You can’t imagine just how much believing in negative thoughts is affecting your life…until you stop.

— Charles F. Glassman

Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

More than anything else, I wanted not to be alone — yet all my actions guaranteed I’d be lonely. Like wearing a vest of explosives when you’re coming in for a hug, insatiable need is a form of sabotage.

— Gina Barreca

I am the greatest obstacle to my greatest dreams.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Focus on rewarding and praising yourself instead of degrading and punishing yourself. You’ll get far better results!

— Akiroq Brost

The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that – a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It’s not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing.

— Vironika Tugaleva

I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

We make tactless remarks because we wish to hurt, break our legs because we do not wish to walk, marry the wrong man because we cannot let ourselves be happy, board the wrong train because we would prefer not to reach the destination.

— Fay Weldon

When all becomes dark, did something horrible befall us or did we pull shades?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

We each have our own ways of sabotaging and keeping ourselves down… Do we need to remain the victim so strongly that we pull the ceiling down upon our own heads? There is a comfort in the familiar.

— Maureen Brady

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