Why Do “Stupid Things” Happen To Good Footy Players Like Ben Cousins & Matthew Johns?

Why do top athletes who appear to have it all – big salaries, fame & fans – shoot themselves in the foot doing stupid things? WHY do they sabotage their success by using drugs, abusing alcohol, getting into fights or driving under the influence?

For Immediate Release
Jun 08, 2009

Did you know:

•   70% of top athletes report that the pressure of constant media scrutiny has a detrimental impact on their lives and emotional well being
•   Over 60% of top athletes report resorting to alcohol, medication, adrenalin charged activities, counselling or other means to deal with the pressure of constantly being in the media spotlight

Why do top athletes who appear to have it all – big salaries, fame and fans – shoot themselves in the foot by doing stupid things?  Why do they sabotage their own success in such a public way?  Are they unwell, neurotic, unbalanced or addictive personalities?  WHY on earth would they want to sabotage themselves?

Those are very complicated questions, with thankfully, one very simple answer… Because the mind is wired that way:  Sabotage is an automatic response of the subconscious mind.

The subconscious is very powerful & it does not THINK.  It can only ACT or CREATE based upon what is perceived to be of value.  That value is established by the sum total of our experiences and conditioning – every event that we have experienced and the meaning that we have chosen to attribute to those events.

According to Rhondalynn Korolak, the founder and Managing Director of Imagineering Unlimited, “Where there is a marked difference between conscious experience (i.e. the media scrutiny, large salaries and many fans/admirers) and what the athlete believes they actually deserve (or think is possible), sabotage will automatically occur to adjust the athlete’s experience down to the subconscious expectations that they have for themselves.  In every way, top athletes will act to limit success externally to match their internal limitations:   And in many cases, they will not necessarily be aware of what those self-imposed, unconscious limitations are.”

In fact, all unproductive habits, self sabotage and patterns of negative behaviour can be re-written.  It doesn’t matter whether you are an athlete, celebrity or just an average person looking to become more successful in your life, self sabotage is reversible!  Using Imagineering Your Destiny – a simple 30 minute relaxation technique, each day for 28 days in a row, you can discover the tools and the mindset you need to re-write negative conditioning from the past, move beyond perceived limitations and beginning attracting more of what you say that you want consciously.

Imagineering Your Destiny is based on Rhondalynn’s cumulative experience and expertise as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Thought Field Therapist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Master Results coach – working with individuals, groups and organizations around the world. She is widely regarded as a leading expert on mental toughness, sustained motivation, leadership & peak performance.   To learn more about the topic of eliminating self-sabotage and Imagineering Your Destiny, visit

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