Self-defeating behaviors are often caused by conscious self-analysis, self-criticism, and introspection if done as a form of continual second-guessing. Attempting too much sets up inevitable failure, which we later berate ourselves for not having accomplished. Feeling jittery, worried, or anxious thinking about the great amount of work before us is a classic form of negative feedback. We believe we should be able to do everything all at once. We practice self-condemnation by holding ourselves to unrealistic expectations.
Most people you are in competition with are not going to give 100 percent. Reason being many have the same unrelenting negative feedback, emotional sabotage, and failure to plan. What is 100%? When you think of it, 100% is comfort level. Like water that seeks its own level, each individuals 100 percent should be what feels right for them.
By the time you finish reading the following 20+ solutions, you will realize the majority of information coming at us is of no benefit to our goals. The doom and gloom predictions, and stories of pessimism do us no good. We were meant to live happy, healthy, and peaceful lives. We are all given special talents and abilities that will allow us to be the best! If we continue to follow negative beliefs or chaotic ways then we will never realize our true potential and purpose.