Krysta’s Top 10 Ways to Sabotage your Success in 2017


2017-sabotageOnce again the wheel of time turns as we let go of one year to embrace the next. This is the time to dust off last year’s resolutions, goals, wishes and dreams and put them front and center once again. I’ve shared this tongue-in-cheek article for the past several years and people tell me it has been a great reminder to them! I wrote it in the tradition of David Letterman’s Top Ten lists!

Wishing you a happy letting go of 2016 and moving into 2017! – Krysta

10. Do not change any of your habits. Are your habits helping you or hurting you? In order to make the changes you say you want in your life, it might be necessary to make adjustments to your habitual way of doing things. If you really want to sabotage your success, stay attached to the way you do things now and refuse to change any of your habits.

Krysta Gibson is an author, consultant, workshop leader, and publisher of New Spirit Journal.

Krysta Gibson is an author, consultant, workshop leader, and publisher of New Spirit Journal.

9. Live in the past or the future, never the present. As long as you continue to rehash the past, you will remain stuck. And as long as you think your good is only in the future, you won’t be able to be in the present where all good things happen. Do not live in the present and you can be sure you will not reach your goals.

8. Focus only on the outer rewards. You will never be satisfied if you keep your eyes only on the outer world, things like the new car, better job or relationship. Don’t pay any attention to your inner world, your soul quest, or inner visions and you will be sure to be unhappy.

7. Feel guilty as much as possible. You have probably done a lot of really wrong things so be sure to focus on them as much as you can. And when other people in your life try to make you feel guilty because you’re not doing what they want you to do, be sure to give in to them and roll around in the guilt. This is a great way to stay put in your life.

6. Be impatient. Try to always be in a hurry and push yourself to complete every project as quickly as you can. There’s never enough time anyway, so just rush through life without giving yourself time to think or to be. The extra stress that impatience causes is sure to add to your defeat.

5. Fear change. Change is hard so do your best to fear it and avoid it at all costs. Fear is one of those emotions you can’t get enough of so be afraid as much as you can and do not develop any sense of courage. Staying stuck in fear is a sure way to avoid reaching your goals and dreams.

4. Worry about what other people think of you. After all, it would be a shame if you were to be your own person, make your own decisions, and live your own life. Be sure to let other people’s opinions, especially those closest to you, determine how you live your life.

3. Don’t plan how to do whatever it is you say you want to do. Just figure things out as you go along. Don’t sit down and decide how you will go about reaching your goals and don’t reach out to anyone else for help in making your plans. Just flying by the seat of your pants is a certain way to stay right where you are.

2. Make excuses for why you can’t succeed. As much as possible think of the ways it is not possible for you to succeed and then state them loudly and clearly as often as possible to as many people as will listen to you. People who fail are usually really committed to this.

1. Do nothing. Whine about how bad things are and continue to sit on the sidelines being jealous of the other people who are making efforts and changes in their lives. This is the single best way to sabotage any ideas you might have about improving your life in 2017.


About Author

Krysta Gibson is publisher of New Spirit Journal as well as an author, spiritual teacher, and mentor. Currently she is working with self-published authors to assist them in reaching a wide audience. For information on this mentoring program or to learn about her other services  and programs visit Listen to her the third Thursday of each month at 7 a.m. on the Conscious Talk radio program, KKNW 1150 AM, streaming live and archived at

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