Are we sabotaging ourselves

How are we sabotaging our potential for change?
We unconsciously use defense mechanisms to shield us
from situations we perceive to be scary or painful.
A part of us may want to grow and change,but another part may be resisting because change always moves us into new territory in our thinking and emotions.
If we find we are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated,
dismissive or unmotivated, then defense mechanisms are at work.
Watch for them and know them to be signs of fear that wants to hold us back.
Then courageously move through them.
(John & Patrice Robson)