We all do things we find inappropriate or stupid and then wonder why. It’s often because we are trying, unconsciously, to fulfill a positive intention—an underlying need or desire. History and biography are replete with complex individuals who made massive blunders based on good intentions. The road to hell is … well, you know the rest. When we let our positive intentions rise to awareness, we can temper them or satisfy them in appropriate ways. You’ll learn more about this in Chapter 5; a chapter on blasting through writer’s block.