Facing the enemies | Jim Rohn

We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear

Maybe some of our fears are brought on by your own experiences, by what someone has told you, by what you’ve read in the papers.

Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o’clock in the morning.fear lesson brave inspire motivation strong chalkboard

But once you learn to avoid that situation, you won’t need to live in fear of it.

Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions.

Fear can destroy fortunes.

Fear can destroy relationships.

Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives.

Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.

Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within

The first enemy that you’ve got to destroy before it destroys you is indifference

What a tragic disease this is.

“Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.”

Here’s one problem with drifting: you can’t drift your way to the top of the mountain.

The second enemy we face is indecision

Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise.question uncertain fear help guide business man umbrella

It will steal your chances for a better future.

Take a sword to this enemy.

The third enemy inside is doubt 

Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism.

You can’t believe everything.

But you also can’t let doubt take over.

Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities.

Worse of all, they doubt themselves.

I’m telling you, doubt will destroy your life and your chances of success.

It will empty both your bank account and your heart.

Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.

The fourth enemy within is worry

We’ve all got to worry some.

Just don’t let it conquer you. Instead, let it alarm you.

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Worry can be useful. If you step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, you’ve got to worry.

But you can’t let worry loose like a mad dog that drives you into a small corner.

Here’s what you’ve got to do with your worries: drive them into a small corner.

Whatever is out to get you, you’ve got to get it.

Whatever is pushing on you, you’ve got to push back.

The fifth interior enemy is over-caution

It is the timid approach to life.

Timidity is not a virtue; it’s an illness.

If you let it go, it’ll conquer you.

Timid people don’t get promoted.

They don’t advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace.

You’ve got to avoid over-caution.

Do battle with the enemy.

Do battle with your fears.

Build your courage to fight what’s holding you back, what’s keeping you from your goals and dreams.

Be courageous in your life and in your pursuit of the things you want and the person you want to become.


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Jim Rohn


The late Jim Rohn was America's Foremost Business Philosopher.Subscribe to the free Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine.Also review the complete Jim Rohn archive of articles, vitamins for the mind and Q and A.Copyright © 1999 Jim Rohn International. All rights reserved worldwide.

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    June 12, 2016 Christopher Howes

    “…Fear nothing and always Hold on tight to your Dreams…..Time waits for no one…”


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