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How to Conquer Your Enemy and Achieve Success in Life

Dec 25, 2007
Do you sometimes feel as though, despite your best efforts, that you are not reaping the success you crave? If yes, then it's time to identify and conquer your enemy, that which is sabotaging your success.

Identifying your enemy is a relatively easy matter. Your enemy is really your 'Inner Me'.

Your inner self is the key to your success. It is the rudder which directs you in life and pre-determines your level of success. If you are not getting the results you desire then work on your 'Inner Me' until you consistently start to achieve the goals which you set yourself.

And the work doesn't stop there, for once you start to achieve success your vision will expand and the new goals you set will be even more challenging and more demanding. You will therefore have to keep working on your 'Inner Me' to ensure that it is in harmony with your expanded vision.

Your 'Inner Me' is really your mind and it is your mind and your thoughts that are creating your results. In other words, your inner world is creating your outer world.

"Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills; he thinks in secret and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking-glass."
James Allen, "As a Man Thinketh"

So if you don't like your current environment start to work on the enemy within if you want to create lasting change. The thing is people are often reluctant to do what it takes to make positive change. I often hear the excuse that working on your inner self or working on your mind is hard. Well, it really is no harder than remaining in your current position. This may sound harsh but you can either choose results or excuses. You can't have both.

Doing the work on your 'Inner Me' will pay huge dividends. When you do the work on you, your actions will, as a consequence, change and the intent and power behind your actions will also change. This will ultimately lead to changes in your results. I say "ultimately" because the changes may not be immediately apparent. You will have to be patient, remain focused and persistent in your efforts. Often it will be when you are pushed to your limits that success will come knocking at your door.

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe

However, conquering your 'Inner Me' is like fighting an opponent you cannot see. I am reminded of one of Jean Claude Van Damme's films where he is temporarily rendered blind during a fight. At first, he lashes out wildly and in panic but later he starts to use his inner resources. He starts to draw upon his other senses. He overcomes his panic, his fear, his opponent and his enemy.

Similarly, you have deep within vast treasure troves of resources. They may be a little stiff from disuse at the moment but with practice you can render them flexible again. Resources such as your imagination, perception, memory, intuition, will power and your ability to reason will serve you well as long as you put them to use on a regular basis.

Your imagination will allow you to see things as you wish them to be not as they are. This will be the first step in re-creating your world.

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein

Your perception will allow you to see a situation from multiple perspectives thereby giving you a distinct advantage in being able to find solutions to the challenges you face.

"The reality of life is that your perceptions - right or wrong - influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place."
Roger Birkman

Your memory will help you to quickly recall detailed information you need to make timely decisions.

"The true art of memory is the art of attention."
Samuel Johnson

Your intuition will draw upon information that you are not consciously aware of and instinctively guide through the darkest corridors.

"Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once."
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Your will power will give you the strength to be persistent and to hold onto to your vision.

"You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will."
Epictetus

Your ability to reason will demonstrate to you how and why you must be successful.

"There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side: the fear of a defeat on the useful side."
Alfred Adler

Develop these intellectual faculties and you will strengthen your 'Inner Me', conquer your enemy and achieve great success in life.
About the Author
Nickolove Lovemore is a Life Coach who will work with you to develop your personal success strategy. Visit Skyline Coaching Blog
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