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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Leading Yourself pt. 2

Why do we sabotage our own destiny? Why are we our own worst enemy? Why do we have self-destructive behavior? Here is a quick list of reasons:

1. Our parents and the environment we grew up in have a tremendous impact on us. Unfortunately, many people grew up in an ultra dysfunctional home. Many people never overcome their childhood dysfunctions.

2. Many people think their behavior is normal because it's all they know. It's scary when you are your own worst enemy, and you don't even know it.

3. We don't like change. When we have been doing something for years, it's easier to keep doing the same thing rather than change. It is a sad thing when we keep doing the same thing even though it is destroying our relationships, career and even our own life.

4. Some people never surrender to the control of the Holy Spirit. One of the fruits of the Spirit is discipline. We human beings can be very undisciplined. The only way we stop being our own worst enemy is through extreme hard work and discipline. We need the Holy Spirit's help!