What I’m Loving This Week: Rabbi’s Son

I love this week’s story as it illustrates strongly and lucidly one of the greatest destroyers of dreams and ambitions.  Failure to recognize the power of this destructive force will have you blame other people for your lack of progress in life.  To find out what this is,continue reading and you will be glad you did.

There is a parable about a rabbi’s son who goes to live in a neighboring town.  When the son returns home the father asks him if the town was different.  The son says, “Yes, Father, they teach you to love your enemy.”  The father protested, “Well, we teach the same thing here.”  The son replied, “Yes, but they teach you to love the ENEMY WITHIN!”

The moral of the story is that unless you  take inventory of yourself first before you shift blame to your friends, parents, teachers or the government your life will remain the same with little or no progress at all.  You can live your entire life searching for the enemy  outside and never realize that the enemy is not that far. Pogo realized this truth when he shouted ….”We have found the enemy and he is us!”

This is my story and I am sticking to it!

Howard Mahere

 

 

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About Howard Mahere

I'm an entrepreneur ; motivator; author of "AN IMMIGRANT WITH A PLAN" and a John C Maxwell certified speaker . Happily married to Emely and a father to one son and two daughters. My greatest joy comes from inspiring others to maximize their potential. I feel fulfilled when I bring hope to the hopeless and encouragement to the discouraged. The truth is, we each have a past, and it's either our prison, our excuse OR our springboard to a brighter future. The choice is yours but as for me, I made up my mind a long time ago to use my dysfunctional tough childhood as a stepping stone . The late Zig Ziglar used to say "It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life, it is how you handle what happens to you." This is my story and I am sticking to it!
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