When Your Worst Enemy is You

Looking at the world around you, it’s easy to get discouraged when things fail to work out the way that you have planned. When you are still in the same place after years of hoping, wishing, and praying for a break through, one can feel defeated. When you get to this point, it’s time to take a closer look at yourself. 

The odds may be against you ever getting a promotions, owning your own business, going back to school, buying a house or a new car. It may seem impossible that you would ever find the perfect mate for you and start a family. It may look like the money will never be right for you to take that vacation you have always wanted to take. Whatever the desire, some things  will only come to pass as you look inward.

Rather than blame the people in your life, lack of money , red tape, politics, or lack of knowledge and skills, take a closer look at yourself. Your dreams are only as strong as you are to see them through. When you come up against an obstacle or barrier in your life, whether it be a person or a particular situation, go to plam B, C, or D. Never give up before you have exhausted all options. 

You can only do this when you know who you are and have confisenxe in your skills and abilities. Greatness comes from within. This means that it is already in you. You don’t have to go searching for how you can be great. Just start to live it everyday’ Take note of every talent, skill, and ability that you have been blessed with. Those are both your weapons in in the fight and your ticket to your dreams.

No one can truly know you as deeply as you know yourself. No longer alow yourself to be negatively affected by others. No longer allow nonsense into your life. When you allow things amd people into your life that don’t line up with your life vision and goals, YOU, not them, are your own worst enemy because you allowed it. 

Understand that sometimes when things fail to work in your favor, you have fallen behind and there is more that you can do. Never stay still, stagnant, or  complacent. You must keep moving towards your goals to be your own cheerleader Do people at a sporting event  cheer the players sitting on the bench? Even the injured players get applause as they limp off the field or wave their hand as a sign that they are ok. If you are paralyzed with fear or ridicule, what do you have to cheer for?

There are enough enemies out in the world and if you look hard enough you may even find some in your circle. But let it not be you. Never be your own worst enemy. Be your biggest cheerleader and  keeep moving towards your goals.