It wasn’t long ago I experienced first-hand the inertia of self-sabotage. For some time, it had challenged my completion of a publication-ready project. One day, fed up with its evasive and covert shenanigans, I decided to unveil and confront this unconscious enemy. Herein, I describe briefly how responsibility and participation, two components of a framework I call digging deep, helped me finally gain the upper hand on self-sabotage.