Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

July 14, 2014 3:11 PM

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If we are honest, we will admit that we all have what I call a super-person complex. This super-person complex stems from the belief that we are superheroes and that we can be all things to all people. I subscribed to this myth for years. However, one day I came to a crossroad, and it changed my life forever. My plate was already full with a plethora of assignments and someone was asking me to "help" them with a project. I am advanced enough to know that "help" actually meant "do" the project for them. Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life. While I will admit that it was hard, I realized that I had been an enabler. As long as I enable the dependence of others I serve as an enemy to their development. The good news is that you can break free from the super-person trap!

1. Get still and drown out the noise. When I realized that I had a super-person complex, I immediately went into a time of prayer and reflective meditation. Immediately as I got still, I was able to see that this complex was unhealthy. I had a hole that I was trying to fill by helping everyone. I am...

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