Thought we’d start the week off with some inspiration!
The Marc and Angel Hack Life blog provides tips on how to live a productive and fulfilling life. Last week they posted 10 Enemies of Personal Greatness. I sat at my desk nodding to each enemy I read and knew I had to share this with others. According to Marc and Angel, these ten inner enemies can ruin your grandest plans and intentions.
- Always taking the path of least resistance. –Good things come to those who work hard and struggle to pursue the goals and dreams they believe in.
- Comparing yourself to everyone else. – You will never fully believe in yourself if you keep comparing yourself to everyone else.
- Worrying too much about what others think of you. – As long as you are worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. If you’re being true to yourself and it isn’t enough for the people around you, change the people around you.
- Ignoring your gut instincts. –Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. Just trust the little inner voice when it’s telling you, “This is a bad idea.”
- Holding on when you need to move on. – Moving on doesn’t mean forgetting, it means you choose happiness over hurt. Sometimes you have to love people from a distance and give them the space and time to get their minds right before you let them back into your life.
- Living in the past. – If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away. Life is a journey that is only traveled once. Today’s moments quickly become tomorrow’s memories. So appreciate every moment for what it is, because the greatest gift of life is life itself.
- Doing the wrong things just because others are too. – Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if you are the only one doing it. Always do what you know in your heart is right, for you.
- Allowing small problems to overwhelm you. – Everything is going to be alright; maybe not today but eventually. When you’re upset, ask yourself, “Will this matter to me in a year’s time?” Most of the time it won’t. Remember, sometimes bad things in life open up your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.
- Surrendering to the draw of comfort. – The most common and harmful addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. The truth is growth begins at the end of your comfort zone. Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now, and open doors of opportunity that would otherwise not exist.
- NOT believing that you CAN. – If we don’t know that greatness is possible, we won’t bother attempting it. All too often, we literally do not know any better than good enough. Sometimes you have to try to do what you think you can’t do, so you realize that you actually CAN. And sometimes it takes more than one attempt. If ‘Plan A’ doesn’t work out, don’t fret; the alphabet has another 25 letters that would be happy to give you a chance to get it right. The wrong choices usually bring us to the right places, eventually. But you must believe in your own potential to get there.