Who is your worst enemy?

I’m often asked about the time involved in creating this weekly blog.

The answer; it depends.

Sometimes I’ll write an article months or weeks before it’s posted. Other times, I receive some fresh perspective and inspiration that changes my direction, and presents a new idea, superseding what I’ve already written, started to write or plan to share.

This post is the source of recent inspiration that supersedes anything I planned to share today.

On last night’s radio show, I asked my listening audience the question, “Are you a winner?” and discussed the qualities of an individual with a winning mentality. Towards the end of the show, a gentleman called the radio station and revealed that the last ten years had been losing years for him. He shared his many losses related to relationships, finances, and career. He also expressed that drug abuse played a large role in this losing streak. During our conversation, he explained how the Inspirational Perspective radio show helped him resolve to turn his life around. While sharing some of the steps he took to get his life back on track, he captivated me with a truly inspiring statement.

He said, “I am working on the inner me, so that I do not become an enemy of me.”

inner beingWhile driving home from the studio, these words played repeatedly in my head. All too often, we focus our full attention on the exterior presence, while completely neglecting our INNER being!

We all give mental energy to identifying our external enemies, when the real focus should be on the inner enemy, our worst enemy. In a previous blog, I shared how I am the hardest person I’ve ever had to lead. I can be my own worst enemy.

What is it that causes such a lack of internal integrity that we become completely disconnected with our internal state of being?
How does one begin to measure the state of their internal being?

In my opinion, the measurement of a person’s internal state of being is reflected in their attitude towards life.

Thus, my questions for reflection this week are:

  • How do you see the world around you?
  • How would you rate the environment around you?

Take a moment to think on this…

Now, what if I told you that how you rate and see the world around you, is a merciless mirror that is reflecting the status of your attitude?

If you rated the environment around you as excellent, you probably have an excellent attitude.
If you rated the environment around you as good, you probably have a good attitude.
If you rated the environment around you as neither good or bad, you probably have an average attitude.
If you rated the environment around you poor, you probably have a poor attitude.

We create our space. We create our environment. We create the world in which we live.

We can’t control circumstance, but we can control the attitude in which we choose to approach that circumstance.

How have you been choosing to approach circumstance lately? We all have a choice.

My choice?
“I am working on the inner me, so that I do not become an enemy of me.”
I’m also choosing to stay inspired; it’s my lifestyle choice.
Hopefully you’ll be joining me.

About the Author:

Linal Harris
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker

Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.

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