Most of us will never encounter an actual battlefield.
That’s a good thing.
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 among 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.
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!