Most of us will never encounter an actual battlefield.
That’s a good thing.
However, if you were told that you would have to go to battle, after you recuperate from your anxiety attack about that, I’m guessing you’d want to go prepared.
If you could choose your weapons for battle, I’d bet you would spend time learning about different weapons and how they could be used. I’m certain that in a short period of time you would have a full understanding of which weapons worked best for you, along with their pros and cons.
I’d also speculate that you’d be a bit concerned about who would be accompanying you on the battlefield. After all, if you’re going to war you’d want real serious soldiers by your side.
Am I wrong yet?
Well…consider that you are at war.
Only difference is, your battlefield is not in the desert sands of Afghanistan or the jungles of Vietnam.
You encounter a battlefield everyday in your mind.
Are you taking your mental battle as seriously as you would if your immediate life and safety were on the line?
I have come to regard my mind as the most intense battlefield I will ever encounter.
The things I allow to enter my mind through what I see, hear, read, watch, feel, taste, smell and every other imaginable input, eventually serve as a weapon that will either help me or hurt me. I supply the weapons based on what I consume.
Therefore, the extent to which I am winning or losing the war on the battlefield of my mind, has everything to do with the weapons I provide the enemy.
The enemy is procrastination, self-doubt, fear and all the other self-defeating qualities we tend to feed.
Have you allowed something or someone to infiltrate your defenses and sneak into your camp?
Who are you going into battle with?
Consider that the people you spend the most time with, are your comrades on this battlefield.
Are they battle ready?
Would you want these same people by your side on a real battlefield?
If you wouldn’t trust a current friend or companion on a literal battlefield, why do they have access to your mind and to your life?
In military campaigns both sides look to destroy roads and depots that can be used to transport and store weapons.
What roads and depots do you need to destroy to gain full control of the battle in your mind?
What will it take for you to murder mediocrity?
As you seek to answer these questions remember, every soldier needs inspiration to fuel their actions on the battlefield, so stay inspired; it’s a lifestyle choice!
About the Author:
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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