55 . When the bar is set too high.

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Does it make sense to boycott ourselves? Does it hold water to boycott the fluid course of our life? Is it consistent with committing self-sabotage by destroying wittingly our corporeal and mental structure?

Those are the questions thousands of people may ask as they are confronted with the schizophrenic dilemma on the point of smoking, boozing, doping, sexual transgressing or environmental polluting. Many seem to be aware of their problem.

Many have decided to stop the day after. But when tomorrow and after tomorrow come, many tend to let slip their vow, and their self-sabotage goes on to rule their life. Their dissonant behavior transforms them into social losers or hopeless patsies and depresses them into the class of forlorn pariahs. They realize, as such, that self-handicapping makes no sense, but are not able to protect themselves from themselves since they haven't got the muscle to live down the spell of addiction.

Thousands of people may feel having set the bar too high and recognize they are failing to find the right angle and are missing sufficient insight to steer their life.

If, however, they decide to give it a try they should be aware that the road may be very bumpy and that they must be ready for disappointments and regressions.

They might have to deal with slowly crescent improvements. If they take themselves for a ride, they should be aware that they can only succeed by focusing painfully on the path to breaking free from the hornet's nest they built for themselves.

If we confuse strategy with tactics, and mix up "what" with "how," we may have a hard time to stay on point. "What" we want, on the one hand, and "how" we want to achieve it, on the other, needs a careful reading and a singular ap

 "What" we want, on the one hand, and "how" we want to achieve it, on the other, needs a careful reading and a singular ap

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