Be your best friend not your worst enemy

Some people spend their entire life discovering who they want to be, and forget that the moment that is passing by is just as real as all the imagination that they blended with wishful thinking about the ideal they aspire to be combined together.

You can start this week with one question: “Am I my best friend? or my worst enemy?”

 The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.
~ Floriano Martins

I’ll phrase it to you in some simple terms…

  • Do you consider those who encourage you to pursue your dreams and goals and be there for you all the way Friends or Enemies?
  • Have many times you said to your self: “NO YOU CAN’T DO IT!! YOU SHOULD GIVE UP!”
  • How many times you laughed at your self when you’ve done something stupid vs how many times you blamed yourself?

This week’s tip, is about self discovery and how much you can be holding yourself back from reaching out to where you want to be.

Try to monitor your self for a full day, hear your inner-thoughts more, are they full of negatives? full of NO & CAN’T & SHOULDN’T ? or the opposite…

Remember that the moment you ACCEPT a person as they are, is the moment you can start loving them, and the same applies to YOURSELF, so start by accepting your self the way you are, just like you accept & respect your best friends with all the good and bad they have… and Only then you can start Loving your self and your life will start to flourish both professionally and personally.

I leave you with this:

Life is a valuable and unique opportunity
to discover who you are.
But it seems as soon as you near
answering that age-old question,
something unexpected always happens
to alter your course.
And who it is you thought you were
suddenly changes.

Then comes the frustrating realization
that no matter how long life endures,
no matter how many experiences
are muddled through in this existence,
you may never really be able
to answer the question…..

Who am I?

Because the answer, like the seasons,
constantly, subtly, inevitably changes.
And who it is you are today,
is not the same person you will be tomorrow.
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

Enjoy your Week!


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Samer Chidiac

Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.

The Monday Tip Weekly blog is part of the “Influencing the Life of Others” project


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