The Saboteur Inside You

The Saboteur Inside You

I have this voice in my head that’s always telling me I can’t do something. That I’m not good enough. That my plans will never work out.

It’s my “Inner Saboteur.”

You have one, too. Everybody does.

I used to succumb to my “Inner Saboteur.” I’d let her hijack my thoughts, keep me from making positive change, and just make a mess of my head and heart. 


My secret? I finally stopped fighting her. I realized that she’s always been in me, that she simply is a part of my psychology, and that she’s never going to go away or be entirely quiet. She is what she is, after all, and she is only trying to keep me SAFE.

I used to argue with her. I used to wish she’d go away forever. 

Now, I realize that she will always be there and, even if she’s quiet for a while, she’s going to roar from time to time – AND THAT’S OK.

Because, you know what?

I don’t have to listen to her.

I don’t have to believe her.

I don’t have to take her advice.

In fact, I can turn her into a helpful antagonist: “Oh, yeah?” I can taunt her.

Think I can’t?


Try it yourself. Go ahead!

This was definitely the case for me believing I could qualify for World Championships at the age of 50 after a few years of not running – but guess what? I did it!!!!!

This is not about bragging but letting you know that anything you want to do- YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.

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