As usual, I didn't invent this sentence, but as far as I can see it is true, every single time.
People say: I did that... but I don't normally do that. I never do this... but of course, they do. Cheat, lie, go back on their word, no show up, not call, keep you waiting, gossip about you... you know the stuff that people do. People like you.
Let me give you a few examples, and how it can be your best "coach" if you have the desire to improve your life, raise your vibration, feel better, etc. Because how you feel about yourself is what gives you the quality of your life.
If you love yourself, you love your life. If you look in the mirror and you see a jolly good fellow, or a winner, or a courageous broad, you love yourself and you love your life.
So let us see what examples of common self-delusion that you can catch with the phrase in the title:
A friend of mine called me the other day. She was in the car heading north. What's there that you are going there, I asked? A place with electricity, she answered.
Next day she was heading back to the state where she lives: the power has been restored.
I have known this woman, and was always puzzled how come, that she never accomplishes anything that requires persistence. I got a quick peek this time, a perfect answer. The moment her comfort is threatened, the moment things go awry, she runs for the hills.
Another example: one of my clues about myself: I often say to my students: it is too late to dig a well when you are thirsty... but I catch myself, time and again, taking action only after the trouble is unbearable. I ordered mosquito traps yesterday. They will be here tomorrow, but tonight, I am spending more time chasing and killing mosquitoes than writing. My head is covered with bites, my ankle, ditto, and I can barely concentrate long enough to write a whole sentence... lol
Another person, a body worker, loves calling me on the phone. He either talks about himself, asking for my coaching, or he talks about my stuff, has ideas for me, then starts talking about my stuff as ours... What is yours is ours, what is mine is none of your business.
I am a professional coach. He never thinks about paying me for what I do for him. But when he touches my body, he has his hand out for his fee.
Everything that has value it does because he put it there. How you do anything is how you do everything.
Yet another person, no matter what we are talking about, has a lot of knowledge to offer. But he doesn't take action. He hesitates, he mulls it over, he has a real hard time even to decide what to do. He looks into his knowledge for his answers, but he can't find it there: decisions are about the future, not about the past. All knowledge you have is about the past. The future is yet to be.
Watch yourself, how you do things, and you can see what are the things that hold you back in life, that keep your vibration on the low side. These are the areas that once you remove the self-delusion and tell the truth, you can start making changes.
Not before. The whole area has to move, so mapping it before you start making changes is going to be the difference between a flash-in-the-pan or lasting transformation.
If you think you could use some help in that, consider the Daily Connection, which is twice a week nowadays. https://www.yourvibration.com/daily-connection/ to sign up. Once you find out what's between you and what you want, you can do the exercises that sharpen your perception, clarify the muddy thoughts, and allow the activators, part of the Daily Connection to produce miracles in your life. Be prepared to be impressed. With yourself, of course