Yes, the enemy is closer than you think!
When we use the term enemy, we are generally referring to anyone who is hostile, aggressive or violent to us. They do not have our well-being at heart.
The enemy however, is not always external but sometimes the enemy can be found within. Yes, in our thinking and our words. The things we tell ourselves in the quiet moments when we’re alone and when no one is listening. Is no one listening? Someone is listening. Someone is always listening to your words and thoughts. That someone is YOU.
When you sit or stand there steering into your thoughts no one hears more clearly than YOU. Those positive self-talks do wonders to motivate and cheer you up. However, it those dark thoughts, those negative thoughts about yourself that I’m here to talk about today.
What we tell ourselves and how we see ourselves is just as powerful if not more powerful than the external person speaking ill things of you. How so? Based on what you already believe about yourself, you would be able to write off that person’s negativity without a second thought.
If however, you have already planted seeds of doubt or unworthiness about yourself then what that person says would just be the icing on the cake before you box it up to eat at the self-pity party.
Don’t be your our own worse enemy! Who knows more about you than YOU. Who knows your weaknesses, your failures and your insecurities better than YOU.
NOBODY is perfect, nobody. We all have made and will make mistakes that is just part of life. It is part of the learning and growing process. We’re different, I get that and I accept that. You should too! The colour of our skin, the colour of our eyes, our body shapes, our hair, our walk even the way we talk is different and that is what makes the world such a beautiful and interesting place.
Some of us are great listeners, some of us are easy on the eyes, some of us know how to command a room with our presence, some of us bring innovation and creativity to the world, some of us are great with people, some of us make great friends, and so on. Whatever our talents are we all have a place in this world and a contribution to make.
The point is, we all have something to give, something offer, something that makes us special that no one else has. Let us celebrate WHO we are and not focus on WHO we’re not.
So going forward, be mindful of the conversations that you have with yourself. It’s time to go from being your own worse enemy to your biggest cheerleader.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.