Building Mental Fitness: A Review

Kimberly Rice

Saboteur Interference with Explore Sage Power

(adapted from Positive Intelligence™)

In 2022, I wrote a lot about building mental fitness, the process through which to re-wire your brain to disrupt the negative inner talk/Saboteurs and pivot to creating Sage powers (i.e., positive thoughts and emotions) for overall happiness and feelings of general well-being.

I shared how developing three critical core mental muscles (Self-Command Muscle, Saboteur Interceptor Muscle and the Sage Muscle) are the foundations for building mental fitness to shift the balance of power from your inner Saboteurs to your inner Sage.

We described the 10 Saboteurs characteristics and how they hold you back.

We introduced five Sage powers (Explore, Empathize, Innovate, Navigate and Activate) and how to tap into these positive ways of thinking and being.

Given that the Judge is the Master Saboteur, you must always be on the look out for its sneaky tricks and lies which pull you back into a negative spot, filled with self-doubt and fear.

Today, I’ve outlined below the Saboteur interference you can expect to pop up with the Explore power. Ya gotta keep an eye out of how these sneaky characters lest they high jack your thoughts, feelings and actions.

𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫

1.    Judge: sees what’s wrong, not what’s right, about each idea
2.    Avoider: limits innovation to avoid ideas that would be unpleasant or challenging to pursue
3.    Controller: narrows the scope of idea generation to not lose control of the narrative
4.    Hyper-Achiever: narrows the scope of idea generation to existing achievement targets
5.    Hyper-Rational: narrows the scope of idea generation to the rational/sensible
6.    Hyper-Vigilant threatened by innovation introducing more risks and anxieties
7.    Pleaser: suppresses own desire for innovation worried about hurting feelings
8.    Restless: pursues the next exciting idea, rather than systematically generating many ideas and then sticking with the best
9.    Stickler: narrows idea generation through anxious premature need to know specifics
10.  Victim: diminishes enthusiasm about innovation and its potential impact

With guided practice, you can learn to keep your nasty Saboteurs at bay and show up more powerful in work performance, relationships and overall wellbeing. A worthwhile journey.

Are you tired of those negative inner voices (aka Saboteurs) running the show, in your brain?

Come join us at our next Mental Fitness Bootcamp, where we’ll outline the daily micro steps to move towards the Sage lifestyle.

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