Who is our biggest enemy?
Posted October 3, 2010on:
Whom do you consider your biggest personal enemy? I am not talking about our political views (Therefore, don’t think about any world power or any country you don’t like!).
I am talking about the enemy within every one of us e.g. anger, stress, nervousness or lack of confidence?
Do you think that we live two lives – one we live and one we ‘want’ to live! (Do you agree with this?)
What is ‘that factor’ which stops us from the life we want to live? I want to jog on daily basis, perform some exercise and reduce my weight. But there is an enemy within me which stops me to do so. I want to start my business. But there is an enemy within me which stops me to do so. I want to do ‘this’ and I want to do ‘that’, but there is an enemy which stops me all the time.
That enemy is:
Have you heard this story: A woman had cancer. She was told that she had only six months to live. She quit her job and started working for people who needed social welfare. She felt happier as she never was that happy ever. She was doing what she wanted to do. What is the end of story? She got cured!
Once Mr. Resistance is killed, results are amazing.
Do we need such a ‘dead line call’ to make us do what we want to do?
Now is an interesting part: Do you know that Hitler wanted to be an artist? At eighteen he took his inheritance, seven hundred kronen, and moved to Vienna to live and study. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts and later to the School of Architecture. Have you ever seen one of his paintings? (Neither have I).
Resistance beat him.
Call it overstatement but I’ll say it anyway: it was easier for Hitler to start World War II than it was for him to face a blank square of canvas, over come resistance and follow his passion. (and perhaps, it’s the biggest enemy we face today)
“War of art” by Steven Pressfield is an interesting book on the topic of resistance and overcoming it. In next post, based on your response to this post, I will be writing on how to beat Mr. Resistance.
Your thoughts on this?