Our bad behavior is not so different from a kidnapper who snatches and takes you away from your normal life.
That’s exactly what sabotaging behavior does to you. At first, it snatches you from your best self, takes you for a while, and brings you back. The reason you probably shrug it off like it’s not a problem at all.
But then it happens again and again, soon you realize you’ve been completely taken away from your best self.
Normally you should be able to get things under control, you know, win yourself back. But for some weird reason, you don’t.
Bad behavior becomes so familiar to you that you begin to take it as a normal part of you. And just like that, you’ve developed Stockholm syndrome in a behavioral situation.
It could be procrastination, using curse words, arriving late and missing deadlines, mediocrity and poor performance, recklessness, laziness, bad diet, no physical exercise, no commitment, no planning, no budget, no principles, no reading, no growing, no discipline, no adventure, etc.
All these bad behaviors are as trapping as real-life kidnappers. I highly recommend that you watch your back and protect yourself from them.
Self-sabotaging behavior should never feel familiar or normal, it’ll only ruin your life. Avoid it, push it back and away always.