Push Away, Pull Closer

Do you push people away, and if so, do you know what it is that you do, and why? Chances are, you might not be aware that you do this. Generally done out of fear, it's easier to tolerate ending it, before you are rejected, or hurt someone else before they hurt you. Often, this behavior is unconscious, or you may have some awareness that you do this. When you push others away you guarantee that you will be alone, you're also making choices for yourself based on fear. You also miss out on important and possibly rich opportunities by avoiding potential pain that may or may not ever happen. You can experience more balance and stability, and your life can improve by becoming aware of this reflexive and habitual pattern.  

  1. Think of ONE thing that you do that pushes people away.
  2. Think of ONE thing that you do that draws people closer.