Question: Why do I stubbornly persist in reacting in the same foolish way, even if I know it will give me bad results?
Answer: You react in the same stubborn way because you hear a voice that insists. “The current reaction is the only reaction; there is no other choice.”
Question: So how do I break free of such bad habits?
Answer: You must be willing to let go of the “habitual you.” It’s only when you’re willing to create yourself anew that you can expect new responses to life. It takes courage to look at yourself from a new point of view, and to be willing to let go of your conditioned reactions. However, the rewards are remarkable.
Question: What steps must I take?
Answer: THE FIRST STEP is to consider your life an on-going adventure of self-discovery. Get excited about learning more and more about your unrevealed self. The conditioned-self is tied to a chain of habitual reactions. THE SECOND STEP is to begin breaking the chain. Deliberately respond to life differently than usual when feeling pulled to react compulsively. Soon, you will have an incredible break-through to a marvelous new you.