5 Tips For Managing Your Worst Enemy

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5 Tips For Managing Your Worst Enemy
How many times have you heard the saying, ‘you are your worst enemy'?

You can drag yourself up the same way you can drag yourself down. It is a choice you have to make every, single day. Whenever you are faced with this conflict of choices, bring with you these Purposeful Steps of wisdom.

Purposeful Step #1:  Never mind that you’re not all that.

It all begins with little excuses like ‘I don’t feel good’, ‘I am not that smart’, ‘I don’t have enough faith in myself’. Then you start believing in these things like they’re written in stone, then these negative beliefs become a part of your system, a part of who you are.

Don’t give a second’s worth of recognition to the negative self-talk. Whenever you hear that part of your conscious mind tell you things that can pull you down, shut it out and listen to that less powerful subconscious mind, but oftentimes ignored voice that says ‘you can!’.

Try to have a little faith – in yourself, in what you can do, and the things you believe in. It doesn’t matter if you fail; everyone goes through that hurtful process. What matters is that every time you do, you bounce back, rebuild yourself, and give the world a better you.

Purposeful Step #2: Be very careful when choosing your side.

You can either talk yourself into doing the task or not, which means you can either be a part of success, or take part in the downfall.

“The conscious mind is extremely powerful; it is not always on your side.  It is the voice that is always talking to you, telling you what is good and bad, right and wrong, always judging and commenting on the events of your life.  The conscious mind is often referred to as the “chatterbox”, which is essentially a derogatory term.”  (Source, "Purposeful Action, Seven Steps to Fulfillment")

Always take that side of your subconscious.  That’s the part of your mind that believes in you, that cares about your well-being, and pushes you to be the person you are trying to be.

Try to win the debate with yourself every time. Remember that sometimes, the act of doing something is not really difficult. It’s the few minutes of negative chatter leading up to doing the act that you must control.

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