Why You Sabotage Yourself Every Time You Start Making Progress

It’s not laziness — it’s a lack of courage.

Avigail Laing
The Personal Growth Project


Photo by micheile henderson on Unsplash

Perhaps our issues in life have less to do with the fact that we’re “lazy” and more to do with the fact that we’re afraid.

We make big changes, revert back to our old ways, then change again.

Over & over.

It’s what we all do as humans.

I used to chalk it up to a lack of motivation — if you start a healthy diet and quit, you’re simply too unmotivated to make it work, right?

But I think it has so much more to do with our fear of happiness.

Because there is no denying that you want the results that come from doing the work.

And you are fully capable of doing the work.

So why do you still not do it?


You’re afraid of happiness.

You’re afraid that if you commit to your new lifestyle, your life will change so drastically that you’ll lose everything you know right now.

You’re comfortable with your current circumstances, even if you know that they’re not good for you; the brain is conditioned to keep us in homeostasis, a regulated state of “normal” that we spend most…



Avigail Laing
The Personal Growth Project

Motivational speaker, author to be, and host of "The Personal Growth Project" podcast. Fusing faith & self-improvement. 🌷🕊✨