When you fool yourself about something you are operating on a false premise, as well as wasting your time. There are many incentives to fool yourself: fearing the truth, not wanting to face something and move forward, avoiding finding answers or preferring fantasy to reality. You can fool yourself in many areas: how well you are performing, the true nature and values of your organization and co-workers, whether you are happy and fulfilled in your work or to what degree your work is respected and valued.
Is there anything you are fooling yourself about? Once you identify that you are, you have taken a big step. From there you can face the situation and find your way to something better.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
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