You’ve heard the saying: Your worst enemy is yourself. Well, surprise! It’s true.
One of the ways the enemy inside fights against us is by keeping us from fulfilling our dreams. When, deep inside, you really want to do something and you don’t do it, what’s stopping you? Some may blame their circumstances; others: a last minute something that “came up”; or perhaps “I just never got the chance”. But, honestly, what’s really stopping you from fulfilling a dream? Sometimes the problem is just in your mind. The opportunity was there, you just didn’t take it. Perhaps you were scared of failure, or rejection, or the thought that someone would think less of you for it, etc. Or were you too proud? After all, people might consider you childish; and far be it from you to let your inner child out to play a little. There are so many reasons we could explore, but you get the idea. Right? Many times the “reasons” we give are simply excuses. We don’t want to try something new because we might fail, be disappointed, get embarrassed… Or we might have a bit of fun, enjoy ourselves, and be better off in the end.
Now, I’m not saying that there are no legitimate reasons for not doing something. I’m simply suggesting that a lot of our reasons aren’t so legitimate as we claim. Just a thought…
I know that these things have kept me from fulfilling my dreams more times than I would ever care to admit. The enemy inside me is alive and well. I fight it pretty much every day.