Smart People making Bad Decisions
Yesterday I was watching one of my favorite shows, Dr. Phil. I think he has a way of getting to the truth with his guests. I know a number of people who don’t like his show and I can’t imagine why. Anytime there is someone in the world who is spending their energy and time trying to help people improve and live better…that’s a great thing. I understand that he can be very straight to the point, but in most cases, that is exactly what is needed. As with most of the quests on his show, whatever they’ve been doing is not working.
The show yesterday was about smart people who make bad decisions. At some point in our lives and even now, that can apply to us all. The people who come on his show are just brave enough to admit they need help. It was about a divorced couple with children who are attacking each other and dragging the children into their messy situation. He said it’s her fault and she of course says it’s his. Dr. Phil called them both out and told them that someone is lying. He told them the one thing you both are not doing is making the children the priority in all this.
I don’t really think we realize what we are doing when we are so close to the situation. I think each person really believes they are right and somewhere in all of this the children are the biggest losers. I hope having such a blunt and honest confrontation on the show will give this couple something to think about.
There’s a lot of stuff on television right now. Some entertaining and some pretty disturbing. Personally, I prefer shows where I can learn something about myself and about people in general. People like Dr. Phil, Iyanla Vanzant and Dr. Drew are to be commended for their work to heal the wounded. I watch them because it makes me think and sometimes I recognize past and current behavior in myself. I also realize as sane as most of us like to think we are, our actions say different.
You can’t heal what you won’t acknowledge. If whatever you are doing is not getting you the results you want in both your personal and business life, maybe it’s time to evaluate YOU. Help is out there, but first you have to be honest and open enough to realize YOU may also be a part of the problem.