SABOTAGE IS A DEFENCE MECHANISM
Imagine that you are about to go sailing on a ship with a friend.
It's a beautiful sailing boat.
Now, you read in the news that a hurricane is developing off the coast and if you go sailing now you will get killed for sure.
A part of you wants to go sailing because of the excitement but another part of you knows that it's NOT SAFE.
Your friend pressures you to go but you instinctively know you should not go.
The night before departing, you go to the boat and sabotage it so that it's impossible to go sailing the following day.
Get the picture?
In this example, your sabotage strategy IS a POSITIVE defence mechanism that saves your life!
In other words self sabotage is one of the life tactics that you can apply to protect yourself.