Mirrored Aggression

Mirrored Aggression (Photo credit: tuchodi)

I was walking through the car park at work and observed a magpie attacking its own reflection in a car’s side mirror.

“Stupid bird,” I thought to myself.

I thought for a moment about how silly birds are attacking themselves and then I realised that maybe we’re not that different.

How many times are we our own worst enemies?

How many times do we fail to take advantage of an opportunity because we don’t believe in our own abilities?

How many times do we allow fear to hold us back?

How many times do we distract ourselves with meaningless activities instead of doing what’s really important?

How many times do we allow our negative emotions to over-ride the positive?

How many times do we sabotage our own efforts at changing a habit or reaching our full potential?

Michael Jackson (another great self-saboteur) once sang,

I’m starting with the man in the mirror

I’m asking him to change his ways

And no message could have been any clearer

If you wanna make the world a better place

Take a look at yourself and then make a change!

Don’t be like the magpie any more.

Stop sabotaging your own efforts.

When you look in the mirror, be kind to yourself, encourage yourself and start to make the changes necessary to be your very best.

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