9 Kinds of Saboteurs

Saboteurs hold shadow power in blocking you from taking action. When you know the most common forms of saboteurs, you can identify them and that begins the process of reclaiming your personal power in that situation so you can take action and move beyond where you are and what you know.
1. The Fear – the fear is of doing it wrong, so instead you do nothing.

2. The Overwhelm – there’s so much to take in, do and address that you can’t see what needs to be done and you spin out.

3. The Invisible – you’re in the ‘thick’ of it and just can’t see what’s next (think: you can’t see the forest for all the trees in the way).

4. The Cursed How’s – you don’t know how to do it, so you spend time researching, preparing and get frustrated or maybe even give up (think: analysis paralysis).

5. The Perfection – you are attached to doing it perfect the first time, and if that doesn’t seem possible, you don’t even try or you give up easily when it seems you aren’t going to be able to do it perfectly.

6. The Caretaker – doing things different could upset the people you care about, and because you don’t want to hurt them, you stop.

7. The Today – the needs, responsibilities and obligations of today supersede creating for tomorrow so you get blocked by handling what’s urgent instead of what’s important.

8. The Known – it’s more comfortable to stay where you are, even if it’s dysfunctional, than to go beyond the status quo and what’s known / ‘safe’ into the unfamiliar (and potentially dangerous) unknown.

9. The Control – by pushing beyond what you know, you will be tested as you put new things in motion (your boundaries, resilience, strength, perception, ability to take action, etc.); it can feel like you have little to no control over what’s happening so you slow down or even stop.