Self-damning positions: by definition, you get into them yourself.
If you're finding yourself in a situation where despite taking much action there are no results (which often feels like defeat, frustration, or anger), look back.
Self-damning positions originate with a belief.
You are disempowering yourself, not the other parties.
Somewhere, somehow, it could be that you're behaving and speaking in ways now that put you in a bind further down the road. Maybe, for example, you ask for permission to something that you really don't need to ask permission for, or ask for advice on things and then take all of it verbatim. There's a chance you'll get stuck -- either by giving up on your original intentions completely or engaging in a verbal wrestling match with the person you sought permission from in the first place until they see things the way you saw them originally.
It results in being left indecisive, decision-less, or completely disempowered.
In truth, you could