My own worst enemy is almost always in my own mind, that voice that tells me I can’t, shouldn’t or couldn’t possibly achieve what I would like to do. This is an outdated survival mechanism left over from childhood it once served a purpose but now only limits my potential. As I grow older the voice of criticism that I hear and entertain works to destroy my confidence, lower my self-esteem and significantly limit what I am capable of achieving. it is time to Get rid of that voice or at the least, pay very little attention to what it says. Here are a few of my favorite methods for limiting or eliminating my own worst enemy and learning to listen to positive self-talk.
My Worst Enemy Speaks Harshly
Will I be successful on that project?
How will that date go?
Will I get the job?
Or any of a thousand other questions, then listen to the answer. If it gives you a list of negative attributes that limit you, you have your answer. How do I look? You are too old, you have gray hair, you are too heavy, you have a scar on your forehead that nobody can possibly find attractive. You are ugly, you are not attractive to others. This is a replay of things that I have thought about myself at some point in my life. All negative and all needs to be challenged and changed. My own worst enemy uses them to limit the chances of feeling the pain of rejection and disappointment. But it is important to always realize that the opposite, more positive thought is always available to your mind, you simply have to pay attention to it.
Defeating My Own Worst Enemy
The way to change the thoughts is by paying attention to how you value yourself. Recognize that the negative self-talk leads to negative emotions. It is difficult to build a positive image if you’re continually telling yourself how awful you are, how untalented you are, or how ugly and worthless you are. Change that around by focusing on your powerful personal characteristics. A great question is to ask yourself, would I speak to a young child this way? If you wouldn’t then don’t speak to yourself in that negative, degrading tone. Changing is as easy as choosing a different thought. If YOU aren’t going to be positive about yourself, who is?
I think it is important to decide what you want in life. If you want to feel powerless and feel bad then continue to listen to my own worst enemy. If you are ready to destroy the enemy within then start to create some positive affirmations that have truth and emotional attachment to them. I am talented. I am good with money. I am attractive. Whatever point you usually destroy yourself on, build yourself up.
My Own Worst Enemy is Defeated
You are in control of the thoughts that you entertain and give power to. In order to raise your self-esteem and personal energy, you have to learn to speak to yourself in a more loving and accepting manner. Your greatest enemy and greatest ally are simply a voice in your head and you dictate the tenor and level of kindness that voice brings to your life. You have the simple power to turn you own worst enemy into your most trusted and valued supporter. It is a simple matter of what thoughts you are going to pay attention to.