Self-Sabotage or Competing Goals

“Self-Sabotage” Or “Competing Goals”? The Key To Motivation

Imagine this: You’ve decided to set some new health-related goals. You set your alarm clock to wake you up at 6:00 am on the dot so you can start your day with journaling, a morning workout, or food prepping before the kids wake up. But your child wakes up in the middle of the night, or there’s a crisis at work, causing you to put the nix on your morning intentions. If roadblocks happen regularly, you may eventually throw in the towel, blaming willpower or “self-sabotage.” But upon a little deeper investigation, you may discover that “self-sabotage” is actually competing goals.

This week, in my Phoenix Mom’s Blog article, I’m talking about the myth of “self-sabotage” and how to dig into what really may be stopping you from accomplishing your goals.

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Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, helps teens and adults overcome mental roadblocks and achieve their goals to live an elevated life. Specialties include research-based interventions to address stress and anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, eating issues and struggles of the gifted and high-achieving population. For more information about her techniques, services and additional resources to help you succeed, check her out at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Contact her to schedule an initial appointment today