The Saboteur, The TV and The Fine Art of Making Things Happen
The chronic self saboteur loves the TV and the movie screen because both those tools of self sabotage destroy the free time of the person watching them. The self saboteur always wants to play small, underachieve and keep their head down. They do this (although highly illogical) because it’s just safer to underachieve in a society of underachievers. Our body and minds are hard wired for self preservation and being less to please others who are less, is part of that self preservation program. One of the easiest ways to underachieve and become mediocre is to make sure you have all your free time spoken for, so you never rise up to your full potential. TV is great for that. The more TV a person watches, the more they’re afraid to rock the boat with the herd of mediocrity. TV isn’t just TV for the saboteur. TV is just one tool (in a box of many other tools) that helps the saboteur blend in with the other underachievers who surround them.
When I was writing a business plan for my first ever business, I had to remove all leisure time from my schedule and dedicate to a singular goal. I opened my first business and made $26,000 for myself in 30 days. Not bad for being 24 with no business experience what so ever. Was I unique or of above average intelligence? No I wasn’t…..but what I could do was ignore the people who tried to hold me back because they were too afraid of becoming more themselves. And of course as I was dreaming of better days, the people who were afraid of dreaming themselves attacked me…..even as I was writing the business plan. When I became successful in only months, I was attacked more of course. There’s no self sabotage coach in the world who can do anything about the mediocre herd attacking you, when you try to rise up. That’s what scared people do. That’s going to happen as sure as the sun will rise every morning. What a good self sabotage coach can do is a) explain how you’re playing small in your own life (what tools you’re using) b) why you’re doing it and c) how to overcome it, so you start living a better life right away.