Self Delusion and Act As If

Where does Creative Imagination ends and Self Delusion starts?

One of the most important changes brought by the modern psychology over Freud’s psychoanalysis was to propose that the therapy should have a purpose, a goal, a
direction. That is, the client should have a goal in mind, to aim towards.

We can see this in all currents today: NLP and Hypnosis teaches us to visualize our goal as vividly as possible.

Clean Language is asking us “what would you like to have happen?”.

Even Law of Attraction suggests that we should behave as if the thing we want to attract has already manifested.

Steven Covey encourages us in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to “start with the end in mind”.

However, one question bothered me for a long time: If I were to think, feel and behave as if my goal is already here, then

How is this different from Self Delusion?


The Paradox of being Stuck

We’ve all experienced challenges – problems, if you wish. And, if we’re lucky, we’ll continue to experience challenges and problems. That’s a good sign, because it means we reach some limitations of our understanding and now we are growing and evolving. How can we do that without pain?