Your unconscious prevents you from success.
The road to self-knowledge is further blocked by the unconscious mind, which exerts much control over behavior. Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, was the first to understand the importance of the unconscious in determining behavior.
The real problem emerges because safety devices operating from the unconscious work automatically. You have to be very skillful if you want to sneak up on yourself and take a quick look. How many times have you found yourself doing the opposite of what you consciously intended to do?
~ Mortimer R. Feinberg, Ph.D., Effective Psychology for Managers