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In this general area you may want to consider: self-deceiving, self-deluding, letting oneself down, letting something/somebody get the better of one, not following one's destiny/dreams/stars, aiming low, not living up to one's potential, living in a fool's paradise, living in cloud-cuckoo-land, being led astray, allowing oneself to be led astray, getting distracted.ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
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