The disease of deception is problematic and limiting in any of its forms. The worst form of that disease, however, is SELF-DECEPTION.
So, what are some of the symptoms of self-deception?
- Feelings of victimhood. Thinking we deserve more/better, just because.
- Insecurity, which drives defensiveness. Not being comfortable enough in our own skin to admit weakness and to genuinely seek assistance in closing those gaps.
- Bulletproofedness. The misconception that we can go it alone, do it alone, accomplish it alone.
- Martyrdom mania. Stuck on the belief that nobody cares like we do, nobody tries like we do.
- Condescension. Believing we're (almost always) smarter than those around us.
Some antidotes to the disease of of the self-deceived?
- Strong, healthy relationships with thoughtful and honest others.
- Relentless focus on the BIG stuff.
- LEARN more. Tirelessly, persistently, ubiquitously, pervasively.