In self-help books and motivational seminars around the world there is almost always a section dedicated to the importance of personal evaluation and being honest with yourself about your shortcomings. In fact, owning your own problems is a vital step in overcoming challenges and succeeding in your goals. But can you ever own a problem to such a degree that you actually empower it?
What happens when you are convinced of a problem that doesn’t really exist (or, at least, not to the degree you believe)?
That’s like taking home The Troll That Lives Under The Bridge and raising it as a pet.