Most of us have had an enemy or two, but little did you know your biggest enemies are living inside of you — and they’re called saboteurs. Saboteurs are the set of mind patterns that govern your every move. They automatically influence your beliefs, thoughts and behaviors, and they are steering you in the wrong direction — that is, you’re sabotaging yourself.
But you cannot talk about the saboteurs without talking about something called the sage. The sage is your infinite wisdom and it’s the good part of this equation. When your sage is activated, you’re operating from another part of the brain. It guides you to your deepest insight. It helps you make good decisions; it is balanced and does not involve the ego.
It’s the classic case of “good” versus “evil” — but in this case, they are called the “sage” and “saboteurs,” and your success depends on which one is stronger.
You cannot master anything — your business, your relationships or your finances — unless you first learn how to master yourself by disempowering your saboteurs and empowering the sage.
Find out which of these sneaky saboteurs are plaguing you most by taking this short assessment test.
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Walt Kelly
The discovery of the saboteurs and the sage comes from the extensive psychology and neuroscience research of Shirzad Chamine. He is a professor at both Yale and Stanford university business schools, and author of New York Times best-selling book, Positive Intelligence.