There’s Something Wrong with You, Part I

In this talk, Bruce Di Marsico discusses the core reason for unhappiness behind all apparent reasons. Unhappiness seems to happen for a variety of reasons, but it does not. The only reason for unhappiness is believing that you are the reason you are not getting what you want.

Unhappiness is: There’s something wrong with me, and that is why I am not getting what I want. We intend our unhappiness to help mobilize us, but we do not need this help. You can only want to motivate yourself towards something if you are already moving towards it, and so “extra” motivation is redundant or counterproductive.

Bruce also warns against the characteristic misery when people use the Option Method against themselves instead of for themselves: having the belief “There must be something wrong with me” can be used as a reason to believe there is something wrong with you.

Option Method – There is something wrong with you Part I