I could do things the easy way, but that wouldn't be any fun.

United States
May 20, 2008 10:58pm CST
Sometimes I think that I purposely (or subconsciously) sabotage myself so that I have to do everything the hard way. Or, at least that's the way I was for years. Seemed like everything was a real effort. I was definitely having a streak of bad luck. Now things are zipping along. But, for some reason I still find ways to slow myself down. At this point, I'm the one standing in my own way. And, I struggle daily with it. I don't think that I'm really trying to stop progress, but maybe doing things the hard way is just more fun. Do you find that easy tasks are more boring? Do you always take the extra step or go the extra mile?
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@gemini_rose (16268)
21 May 08
Do you know something, I have just read what you put here, and those words could have come out of my own head!! That is so like me that I just cannot believe it. I think I started sabotaging myself at the tender age of 15 and from then it just slowly snowballed and continued that way until I was 25 years old, and all because I had to make life difficult for myself. And bad luck, do not even get me started on that!! I hit 26 and things then slowly started to climb back up for me, but this was because I got married and my hubby picked me up and dusted me off and helped me. Things in my life have been up and down, but now I want to get up and do things the easy way and just have a bit more ease in my life. Knowing me though it will not work like that!!
• United States
14 Jun 08
For me, this type of behavior comes and goes. I have my good times. But, like many, I have my down times, too.
@laglen (19778)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I do try to go the extra mile but not always. I pick and choose based on importance. I know what you mean though. In the past I have self sabotaged a lot. I still have to pay attention so I don't do it anymore,
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jun 08
i like doing it in the easy that is if i can help it..but i guess success when doing the hard way is more sweet than easy ones..for me its not really boring but considered it as money in the wind that will just vanish/gone without knowing it..i mean the value on the effort exerted is not so recognize..
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
21 May 08
I do sometime do the same thing. Easy tasks are really boring. Even in my work I am sometimes so bored. Its the same work all over again. But this is my life and I have to go with it. This is my bread and butter and the source of what I have now. I am trying to make some adjustments on my work and in may other personal doings so I can at least de-stress myself. And I think mylotting helps a lot. This helps me de-stress myself. I have other plans this coming June and hope there will be some changes on how my life will go.