It’s one thing when someone else makes life miserable for us – when they doubt, criticize, disapprove, etc.

But doing it to yourself is an act of self-destruction that can be resolved.

I remember my first time on television hosting a movie in primetime.  Everything went well until a slight mess up with the Teleprompter at the end.  I thought it was the end of my career.

No one said a word from viewers to people I worked with at the TV station.

They just saw a good performance that I couldn’t see – that’s self-destruction.

People fear speaking almost as much as dying according to surveys and we obsess about every thought, paragraph and fear of leaving out something important almost as if the audience knew what you forgot to say.

Protect yourself from destructive comments and actions of others.

Just as important – don’t join them in self-inflicted criticism and hurt.