How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears
One of the main things I’ve learned about life is that before you conquer the external world, you have to master the inner world of your mind.
You might have all kinds of awesome goals.
- “I want to buy a Lambo.”
- “I want to feed starving people.”
- “I want to fly to the moon.”
No problem. The enemy lies not in the outside world. It’s not money, people, or opportunity that’s holding you back. It’s you.
Legendary surfer, Laird Hamilton said it best:
“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”
Self-doubt creeps into your system at the weirdest moments. At times you don’t expect it at all.
And all of a sudden, you have a true inner war on your hands:
- “What am I doing this for?”
- “Is it really worth it?”
- “Why, why, why?”
There’s a war going on inside your head. And you’re not even aware of it.
Here are 10 war strategies that will help you to win your inner battles.
1. See Yourself As A Warrior
First things first: You have to start looking at yourself as a warrior.
You’re in constant battle with yourself.
You have to realize that you’re the person who’s in control of your life. It’s not the economy, your family, spouse, boss, or anything else that you can possibly blame.
That means one simple thing: This is your life. Own it.
Robert Greene said it best in 33 Strategies Of War:
“When something goes wrong, look deep into yourself — not in an emotional way, to blame yourself or indulge your feelings of guilt, but to make sure that you start your next campaign with a firmer step and greater vision.”