You have an essay to write. You know you should start now. You know the longer you put it off, the harder the task will become. You read the question. It seems okay. Maybe it will be easy. How long does it take to write 2000 words anyway? You have a week until it’s due. Maybe you’ll start it tomorrow.
You’ve done all your reading. But you’re not happy with that opening paragraph. If you could just get that right, you know the rest of the essay would flow from there. **sigh** You've rewritten it at least five times. Why does it have to be so hard? You don’t feel in the mood to work on your essay now. What’s the point? - it’s probably not going to be any good anyway.
If you find yourself behaving in a way which you know isn’t going to help you achieve a goal you desire then you are almost certainly a victim of self-sabotage. In today’s blog post I’ll explain why you are sabotaging your essay success and what to do about it. If you know on an intellectual level that you DO things you SHOULDN’T do and DON’T do things you SHOULD, then read on!