Self-sabotage had never really been something I had thought about until I started trading full time. I realize that most people suffer from this ill, if it could be called like this, some to a lesser degree than others but always playing part of our most inner self. Self-sabotage can be seen throughout history in people like Hitler, Hussein, Kim Jong Il, but also in people who are "good" in nature like, Lennon, Gandhi, Versace, even Jesus Christ falls under this description.(with all due respect to all religious souls roaming these pages) The question I have is "why?". Where does this subconscious self-sabotage mechanism come from? It is innate in nature. A few things that are clear is that this malady afflicts good and bad people all over the world. That it can be very subtle, difficult to perceive. That almost all people who have a problem never realize it, and live with it all their lives not understanding why they didn't achieve what they had set out to do. I would appreciate having a "meeting" of the minds regarding this topic. I know meditation and religion, keeps us away from hurting ourselves, but why do we suffer from self sabotage in the first place ? I think that as traders, it is by far the biggest psychological hurdle to overcome in order to achieve consistant success in this business Ideas, comments? Welcome.