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Do You Sabotage Yourself?

How do you respond to failure, disappointments, setbacks?

To success, accolades, praise?

What do your responses tell others about you?

I love college football. And I try to be a good sport, whether my team wins or loses. We used to attend games with a friend who whined when his team lost--or blamed the referees, or made excuses, etc. And when they won, he was even worse--getting in your face, rubbing it in, putting the other team down, and on and on and on.

His behavior--win or lose, told us volumes about the kind of man he was. Needless to say, he is no longer someone with whom we choose to spend our time.

Are you sabotaging your reputation and relationships by the way in which you respond to your own successes and failures?

Decide who you want to be--win or lose, and be consistent with projecting your character and values, no matter what the circumstances.

Have you ever sabotaged yourself? What happened?

Deborah J. Thompson, MSL

#sabotage #failure #success #character #values #reputation #relationships

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