Why Good People Do Bad Things by Debbie Ford

    Why Good People Do Bad Things

    How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

    by  Debbie Ford

    Paperback

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    Publisher: HarperOne

    Publication Date: 4/1/09

    ISBN: 9780060897383

    Are you or is someone you know your own worst enemy? If the answer is yes, New York Times best-selling author Debbie Ford has written a book that you must read. By exposing the facade of the false self and venturing behind the protective masks worn by our wounded egos, Why Good People Do Bad Things guides us to heal the split between our ego and our soul and live the authentic life that is well within our reach.

    Our headlines are full of stories of good people gone astray. They show up on the evening news, on the front page of newspapers, and splashed across the weekly tabloids. In many ways, these sad stories have become a national obsession. Countless other acts of self-destruction and sabotage take place in our families, in our communities, in our circle of friends. Despite good intentions, "good people" do very bad things - often without understanding why.

    Why Good People Do Bad Things exposes the pervasive and often hidden impulses that influence our everyday decisions. #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Ford expertly guides us into the heart of the duality that unknowingly operates within each one of us: the force that compels us to live by our values, give and receive love, and be a contributing member of the community, and the force that holds us back, sabotages our efforts, and repeatedly steers us toward bad choices.

    Beginning with an examination of what Ford calls the Beach-Ball Effect - the way in which suppressed emotions eventually rise to the surface - this exploration examines the origins of self-destructive behavior. By describing the never-ending battle between our light and dark sides and then identifying the signposts of potential disaster, Ford helps us understand how we end up damaging the lives we've worked so hard to create. She then breaks new ground by helping us recognize the masks we wear to protect ourselves, including the People Pleaser, the Victim, the Bully, Mister Cool, and the Jokester. Understanding these masks and what they cover up helps us to go beneath the surface, wake up from denial, and become the person we always intended to be.

    With Why Good People Do Bad Things, Ford has created her most enduring, expansive and powerful work to date. By providing the keys to unlocking the patterns of self-sabotage, Ford ultimately knocks down the facade of the false self and shows us how we can heal the split between the light and dark and live the authentic life within our reach.