Who is your real enemy?

One of the most enlightening factors of life is the realization that life is a reflection of how an individual will think and behave. Sometimes thoughts lead to actions and on other occasions actions will engender thoughts.

There is a symbiotic relationship that occurs within the self, and due to the nature of a person’s sensory apparatus, events often appear to happen from the outside world and distort a person’s reality.

At this current moment in time both a number of individuals and organizations are disillusioned over events that are happening to them, and to examine this issue in further detail I’d refer to one of the most profound fables by the wise man Aesop. The lessons revealed at the end of this fable lies at the heart of the majority of all failures that occur within life.

 

The Eagle and the Arrow

An Eagle was soaring through the air when suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt itself wounded to death. Slowly it fluttered down to the earth, with its life-blood pouring out of it. Looking down upon the Arrow with which it had been pierced, it found that the shaft of the Arrow had been feathered with one of its own plumes. “Alas!” it cried, as it died.

The moral of the fable is “We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.”

It is easy for a simpleminded person to dismiss the fable as a tale of a wretched animal, and if a person understands the fable then that misunderstanding could reveal the key to what would hold a person back, or cause failure.

If we look at the realisation of the Eagle, we see that the Eagle discovered a moment of truth by acknowledging the reality of the situation. Often a person will not be willing to admit their own part in their failings, but will instead look to others to place the blame and to justify their actions by making excuses.

There are a myriad ways that individuals can create the means for their own destruction, and although it is not possible to see into the future, it is possible to prevent situations from occurring by exercising prudence whenever possible.

Sometimes it is useful to study examples of people that have progressed along the path that you want to take, or to learn from proven principles that work predictably. In psychology this practise is called modelling, and this is a way to emulate the desirable traits of others.

I’ll list some ways that people become their worst enemies here:

• Not believing in yourself

• Giving away your power

• Hiring or working with mediocre or below par individuals

• Allowing yourself to be controlled by individuals or groups because they have financial leverage over you

• Not being able to cut your losses quickly

• Being fearful of rejection

• Not following your passions and dreams intensely

• Making the same mistake more than once

• Negotiating from a position of weakness

There are many other ways that individuals give away their power, and when all is said and done, there can be no one to blame but the individual. It may feel like a release of tension to blame others, and yet it is important to be prepared before events happen than afterwards.

It certainly is true that it is far better to prevent n illness than to try and find a cure for an illness that is self-created.

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