This one should be right up my alley. I’m real good at self-sabotage. I’ll get on a hot streak and proceed to tank the whole business. I could write a book on it, and maybe I will sometime.
I could be onto something here, although my reasons may be the wrong ones. Here’s the deal: Sometimes it’s good to blow everything up, reshuffle the deck, hit the restart button. But it better be for the right reasons.
Shaking things up does prevent me from getting complacent. It’s so easy to get comfortable doing something just to coast. When I’m working a fulltime job it’s tempting to put all my eggs in that basket and not pursue the things that are important to me (which is part of why I didn’t write for a long time). Blowing the whole thing up is good if it forces me to take those giant steps and really progress in my work. But to do it for any other reason is just self-sabotage, plain and simple.
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