“Don’t build your own enemy.”
– Jordan Peterson
Why are we so often our own worst enemy? Why do we sabotage our own growth, quench our own dreams, and pre-empt our own chances of happiness?
I think the question as to why is less important than the decision to stop doing it. We have to be aware of the extremes we are capable of. Not to be too easy or lenient on ourselves and side-step all responsibility for growth. But also not to be too hard on ourselves, haunting our own progress with accusations of weakness.
The balance, as usual, is the best path. And as I’m capable of both extremes, I want to be more aware, and more decisive in correcting that kind of behavior when I see it, to be come a level-headed and balanced man, even with regards to myself.