Sleeping with the Enemy: Not So Random Thoughts Before Bed


Did you wake up this morning and feel like you were sleeping with the enemy? Did you get up, brush your teeth, wash your face and look in the mirror and feel like the enemy was staring you in the face? On your back, your neck. Choking the life out of your dreams. The enemy is not a person but rather a mindset. The enemy is FAILURE.

Many people are scared of it. Most people don’t deal with it well. And even more people squander their gifts and talents because of it. FAILURE. You can’t live with it. You can’t get through life without it.

What most do not realize is that failure does not define you and it shouldn’t silence you. You must face your fears and your failures with the same gumption that you face your successes. It doesn’t feel good, it doesn’t look good but in the end failing at some things in life is good for you. It builds character. It teaches you lessons. It shifts your mindset. However, never let it consume you. You are not your failure. Don’t let it define you. Again, you are not your failure.

Stop going to bed every night with failure. When your head hits the cool side of the pillow failure should be nowhere to be found. Let the disappoints of the day go. Once you close your eyes let the dreams of a fabulous life engulf your mind. We all fail at something in life. The trick is not to allow failure to have the title of “cuddle buddy”. Don’t get too comfortable with it. Make wise, calculated, sound, God-inspired decisions. Once this is done, you will begin to see failure as more of an occurrence that has to happen to get you to your next destination.


One thought on “Sleeping with the Enemy: Not So Random Thoughts Before Bed

  1. So true. Sometimes we will carry our failure with us like ankle weights. I often have to catch myself. Sometimes I’ll feel the guilt of something that I didn’t do or accomplish over ten years ago. It’s then that I have to check myself.

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