Mike Tyson Self-Sabotaging Behavior

Athletes from every sport engage in self-sabotaging behavior. It is hard to diagnose because no athlete says “I’m trying to destroy my career”, but they do it with deeds instead of words. Some names that come to mind: Tyson, Manziel, Daly, Mantle, Artest, and the list goes on and on. The question then becomes WHY do they do it. I believe it has something to do with saving face to preserve a self-image. Parents wonder why kids quit sports? It becomes work thus their fun becomes sabotaged. Why do great athlete’s skip practice or disregard coaching instructions? Perhaps trying to avoid being unmasked as not so great after all. This is a tough thing to treat since it requires a lot of soul searching but awareness is the 1st step.

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