So next time, before you search for the next self-help article or book to become more productive or find a “hack” to your progress, consider that you already know what you need to do. Maybe the only thing in your way is yourself.
I agree with your premise. We really don't need any more self-help articles or books. Most of us know what we need to do to achieve our goals, dreams, or overcome addictions.
However, the self-help advice can serve as reminders. Sometimes, when you're stuck in a rut, it's nice for someone to remind you of the basics, so I'll indulge in the self-help realm, once-in-a-while.
Overall, I thought you made some excellent points about self-sabotage, and I thought your story was well-written. Thank you for sharing!