I have a secret that I want to share. But, you MUST promise to share it with everyone. Will you do that? Good! Here it is...
There are always going to be enemies in your life! I had a mentor that taught me a very valuable lesson and I want to share it with all of you today. There are always going to be people in this world, in your life, that are not going to like you. It won't necessarily be because of something that you have done, but, for whatever reason, they just don't like you. It might be because of the way you walk or talk; it may be that other people don't like you; it may be you're popular and well liked. Some people just aren't going to like you, because your hair is too short or too long. It might be because you can do your job better than they can do theirs. This behavior is just human nature.
Jim Rohn once said, "There are only about 10 or so really miserable people in the whole wide world. The problem is- they move around a lot." The simple fact of the matter is that there are going to be enemies in your life, so you can't invest your self-worth in what other people think about you. If you did, you would never achieve success. You have to stay focused on your mission and work to achieve your goals and objectives. Focus on fighting with, or getting rid of the enemy, and you WILL get distracted and fail.
In the book, 12 Choices... That Lead to Your Success by David Cottrell he states that "Enemies are a by-product of success" (Cottrell, 2005, p. 34). You see, the more successful you are, the more enemies that you are going to have.
So, here is the secret: Welcome them! The Bible says "Love Thy Enemies." As we succeed, we want to be accepted, respected and loved. But, the truth of the matter is, As Abraham Lincoln stated "You can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot please all of the people all the time."