When you were growing up did your folks or your grandparents say, “you are your own worst enemy?” Mine did. I didn’t really understand what that meant until I became an adult. Still, it wasn’t something I wanted to recognize, even though it’s true.
Sometimes it’s easier to keep doing what you normally do, than to stop and change direction. Here’s a great example. When you want to lose weight what do you think about most? Food! Instead of getting busy with a good book or taking the dog for a walk, we raid the refrigerator. Sad, but true.
When I wanted to learn a new language I’d practice every chance I got, UNTIL I became frustrated with my lack of progress. Instead of studying harder, you guessed it – I quit trying. What is up with that?
The things we REALLY want or need we can usually find time or a way to make them happen. Do we remain dedicated every moment of every day? Nope. This world is full of distractions, but if it’s something we really want…what do we have to do. Never quit.
You don’t fail unless you quit trying. Or maybe we should all remember what Yoda said, “there is no try–DO!” I’m with Luke, things seem too large to handle so we give up for a little while. But if we’re good little Padawan learners we’ll get back on the road we’re meant to be on.
Are you your worst enemy? It’s okay, you aren’t alone, there are a lot of us out here. The key here is perseverance, the will to try and to dream. Let’s change the cliche and accept the challenge to keep going. Grandmere Morgan says, “It doesn’t pay to look back, we’re not going that way.”