Who is your worst enemy?

That sounds exciting. As if we can remove all roadblocks if somebody just tells us who is that enemy and what he/she is thinking to put us out of way. What would you do if you knew about him/her? Probably fix him/her in so many ways that you can ever imagine.

Our enemy is a roadblock to our success. It prevents us from reaching the fullest potential. It tells us to take a break when we should be working. It tells us to find faults with others while not looking at the ones of our own. It teaches us to envy others’ successes while not attempting to achieve our own. It convinces us that we are always right. It delays our projects by making us procrastinate. It magnifies our ego and mirrors us much bigger than what we are. It takes every opportunity to brag ourselves to demean others. It prevents us from being open and sharing knowledge with others lest others know what we know which gives us an edge. We should take care of this enemy today.

If you agree on all these points, in no time you will find that the enemy lives inside us. We are the worst enemy to ourselves through self-defeating behavior. Solution? Let us take charge of our thoughts and actions today. Fix that negative energy that is crippling us from thinking and acting to succeed. Knowing ourselves will let us know our inner enemy and work hard to defeat that.


About 1mmarketing

Working as Associate Professor, School of Business, United International University, Bangladesh; a North-American graduate, with doctoral studies from UUM, Malaysia; cherishing a wide-view of the world, with multiple interests in culture, people, traveling, and specifically marketing science. I have a colorful and diversified background with a blend of corporate experience, research, consulting, training, public speaking and teaching. I love to write about marketing issues that affect our lives, and talk about its direction that would promote the greatest human welfare.
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3 Responses to Who is your worst enemy?

  1. Moin says:

    I do not agree with it totally. Some times it is not ego which holds us back, it’s our self respect. Of course I have to know my own problems and overcome it, but is it bad to show others there faults. If I am right and someone is wrong, then where is the problem to say it? If I earned the success with my own hard work and with my own hand, then what is the problem of bragging about it? There is a possibility that it may motivate others. This is a competition market, where information and knowledge is everything. Why should I share an information which gives me a competitive advantage. The success that earn you with your hard work is not a matter of joke. You had to face many difficulties, so of course it is hard to share it with others and sometime impossible, whether it is money, respect or information. It is proven in corporate world that, the more you are selfish, the successful you are. Not only Bangladesh, but also in the whole world.

    Know thi self is must, in my point of view, changing your self is hard and tough, but changing others’ is toughest. And sometimes you may change yourself for good, and others’ do not, then it backfire and that time your opinion of people will change and you may become the worst person you can possibly be.

    Of course I should be positive and think positive, but if others’ do not agree with me and follow my footsteps, there is a strong possibility they may abandon me, and even the worst kill me. So I think unless you can change the society or have friends/followers, no matter how much you struggle unless you have powers you cannot do a single thing.

  2. Tanzila says:

    Yes, absolutely right. Over-confidence is never good. It has always proven to be the worst roadblock to our success. To become successful, self-confidence is essential; but we should also have the great power to judge others as well as ourselves. It is true that we can’t be always right. So,if we take charge of our thoughts and actions, we’ll be the ultimate gainer! Since, it is likely to help us to find out our own strengths and also our weaknesses. Thus, it would be easier to take corrective actions for making improvement and to reach our goal.

  3. nowshin says:

    If u think about your success or just about your self than its all right to be a selfish but if you think about your society than you must try to change others, otherwise positive change will never come and most of the people in our country think as the same like u guys that’s the main reason we are still a developing country.

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