A friend or a Foe?

The crowd is watching you. All the lights are on you. The moment for which you had worked so hard is finally here.

Will I be able to do this?” you asked

You are very scared. What if you make a mistake? What if the other people laugh at you?” replied your friend

So many people are out there waiting for me, am I really capable?” you asked again

Well… I don’t think it was not your worth that got you here. It was a mere coincidence and your luck, you don’t belong here” replied your friend

Do you want a friend like this?

Such people are your enemies hiding behind the mask of a friend. Nobody wants them but everybody has got at least one of them.

You know who? It is you!

The conversation you read above is what almost 90% of us have with ourselves on daily basis. Whenever we come across an appreciation or failure and look within ourselves, we hear a voice telling us how we did everything wrong, how things never go in our favor, how the world is against us and always will be and how we don’t deserve anything.

The voice of low self-confidence and our insecurities…

But, how do we get rid of this traitor?

The only way to get rid of this traitor is to use the method of autosuggestion. Autosuggestion is a conscious effort of reminding oneself that they are worthy of all the happiness and success that they desire. One has to constantly remind oneself that they are putting in the right amount of effort and will attract success when the time comes. It is a reminder that no matter how many times the obstacles trip you and make you fall, your courage will lend you hand to rise again. This thought process over some time will shut the negative voice in your head and become your best friend in the journey of success and growth.

Look within you, whom do you find- a friend or a foe?

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

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