People are always told that taking on greater challenges makes one stronger. It is true that you become stronger each passing day the more you undertake greater challenges but the fact is that it is often hard to win against greater challenges.
As human beings, we are constantly in war either within ourselves or with people around us. The real essence of war is to win and no one goes to war with a mentality to lose. Napoleon once said that fighting and dying is noble but leaving defeated is dying every day. Sometimes it is good to die fighting but the most important thing is to know what you are fighting for.
Enemies are all over around us. As a human being, you have to always be on the lookout of who your possible enemies are. You cannot fight a war without knowing who your enemies is. Taking such a risk is a clear way of fighting a losing battle. Remember, you cannot take precaution before knowing what the danger is. If you always find yourself thinking of safety measures without knowing what the danger is, then you are indeed in danger.
Who are your possible potential enemies? How can you know that one is a potential enemy? It is easy to identify a potential enemy. People closer to you are the most potential enemies. It is very difficult to dig an enemy out of someone who is closer to you. The first rule that you need to have is to realize that some people move very close to you so that they can be able to deliver a blow that will leave you wondering what hit you.
Human beings are always good at hiding their true nature. Look closely among your friends and see anyone who exhibits trends that are unusual towards you either consciously or unconsciously. Find out the possible reasons why someone might be behaving that way. Once you reach a conclusion and be convinced beyond ant reasonable doubt that the red flag raised is that of a potential enemy, inwardly declare war.
Now that you have identified a potential enemy, gauge his weight and the harm he or she is capable of inflicting on you. If the harm is beyond proportion, it will be high time for you to consider which precautionary measures you have to take. One may be letting them know that you know about them, avoiding them or trying to give them time to see if they can change.
Never give your enemies a chance to know where they can hit you most. Declare war on them inwardly and go for total destruction.
Article by Juma Fred.