The biggest enemies we face are not outside, but within – Jim Rohn
We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by our own experiences, by what someone has told us, by what we’ve read in the papers.
Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o’clock in the morning. But once we learn to avoid that situation, we won’t need to live in fear of it. Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear can destroy fortunes. Fear can destroy relationships. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.
Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within.
The first enemy that we’ve got to destroy before it destroys us is INDIFFERENCE.
What a tragic disease this is. “Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.” Here’s one problem with drifting: we can’t drift our way to the top of the mountain.
The second enemy we face is INDECISION.
It is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal our chances for a better future. Take a sword to this enemy.
The third enemy inside is DOUBT.
Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. We can’t believe everything. But we also can’t let doubt take over. Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worse of all, they doubt themselves. I’m telling you, doubt will destroy our life and our chances of success. It will empty both our bank account and our heart. Doubt is an enemy Go after it. Get rid of it.
The fourth enemy within is WORRY.
Just don’t let it conquer us. Instead, let it alarm us. Worry can be useful. If we step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, we’ve got to worry. But we can’t let worry loose like a mad dog that drives us into a small corner. Here’s what we’ve got to do with our worries: drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get us, we’ve got to get it.
The fifth interior enemy is OVER CAUTION.
It is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue; it’s an illness. If we let it go, it’ll conquer us. Timid people don’t get promoted. They don’t advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace. We’ve got to avoid over-caution.
Do battle with the enemy. Do battle with our fears. Build our courage to fight what’s holding us back, what’s keeping us from our goals and dreams.
Be courageous in our life and in our pursuit of the things we want and the person we want to become.
We will be facing the toughest opponent today in our life.
We have to make thing work, if it doesn’t work- we don’t leave but keep on firing our bullets of self belief.