Our secret desire to continue having problems
Why do I procrastinate on a task that has been draining my energy for weeks?
Why do I eat the foods that make me feel and look what I don’t want?
Why do I put myself into situations that will derail me?
Why do I distance myself from what brings me progress?
Why is it so hard to do the right thing?
The answer is self-sabotage. It’s not that I don’t have enough strength to act properly. It’s that there is a stronger force within me sabotaging my “good intentions”. That force reveals my secret desire to continue having problems. I act the way I do because those problems give substance to my life. It seems scary to be liberated from my bad habits and to obtain what I say I want. Because the current problems fill the void.