Over the last few posts we’ve explored our reflexive tendency toward denial about things that make us uncomfortable. Yesterday I related the examples of how we create false breakthroughs. This is the way our insanity keeps reinventing itself.
But here is the most important thing you should know about all this…
These false breakthroughs are much more dangerous than NO breakthroughs! Because if you’re an alcoholic or other drug addict, and you don’t have a breakthrough, you still know you have a problem. Or you still are on the path that will take you to the place where you can recognize your problem. And that is the main step to the solution.
But if you allow yourself to buy into one of these mock breakthroughs, you stop taking corrective action. Because your denial leads you to believe the problem has been solved. But of course all you have done is drive it further underground. And that’s the dangerous part.
So how you doing on that?
I’m in Jakarta where we’ve sold more than 2,000 tickets to the events tonight, so it should really rock. Tomorrow I go on to Medan and I’ll try and check in from there.