Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The 7 Deadly Horsemen - Banish them

The worst enemy (or the best ally!) a man can have is himself.

If you could see yourself from another viewpoint, a 3rd person, or how others perceive and see you, you might discover weaknesses or some frailties that you would not otherwise notice.

There are 7 enemies of success, 7 deadly horsemen that ride unseen, making them harder to spot and even harder to defeat. But they stand between you and your success. They can drive you to insanity.

In quick succession they are:
  • Intolerance
  • Greed
  • Revenge
  • Egotism
  • Suspicion
  • Jealousy
  • ?
1) Intolerance: lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs, persons of different races or backgrounds, incapacity or indisposition to bear or endure.
Intolerance is one of the biggest banes of mankind. It has caused more pain than suffering than any of the other sins, and that says a lot. This conflicts with you being an accurate and logical thinker, acting rationally and closes your mind and envelops it into darkness. If you find yourself hating other religions, groups of people, judge by skin color....then i am sorry to have to break it to you but the most dangerous rider is in your brain pushing reason, logic and facts aside. Do NOT be that man.
Well said...
2) Revenge and Greed:
  • Revenge: to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit. The act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
  • Greed: Excessive or rapacious desire, especially for wealth or possessions.
The riders are like the Nazgul in LoTR. They ride alone or together. These two travel side by side. If you find one the other is omnipresent. Greed drives a man in a burning crusade to accumulate wealth and fame, to gather resources that he does not need. It is a very well known fact that a greedy and revengful person wants to bleed dry a poorer man and put the final nail in his coffin.

What's for dinner?...
Revenge is close. How many times you see people slander others or badmouth them in order to gain an advantage? Usually this happens for a silly reason, like "She stole my boyfriend", "she said my hair is ugly", "he said he has bigger biceps than me". Ignorant baboons. Wake up. These are swords with no sheathe or handle, they hurt both people.

Sounds familiar huh?
3) Egotism and Suspicion:
  • Egotism: Excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
  •  Suspicion: the state of mind or feeling of one who suspects. Imagination of anything to be the case or to be likely; a vague notion of something.
These also ride side by side. You will be unsuccessful if you have massive self-love or you do not have confidence in your fellow man. Have faith to others, even if they let you down. This is how i felt but i kept going. I uncovered some rare gems that are now my best friends.

Just like an onion.
Suspicion is a virus. It spreads very fast. It can overtake you and consume you. It has a very close tie with the next horseman, jealousy. How many times have you caught yourself judging others before you even know them just because you heard rumors? Observe people that begin their phrases with "I", and they are most likely suspicious of others and with a massive ego. Banish those two fast.

Don't worry, he is just silently judging you..
4) Jealousy: resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself. Mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.
This was my destruction and my redemption. I lost everything in 2012 because i jealousy. It's a form of insanity. In the medical society it is know as "Dementia Praecox". It is the divorce lawyer's best buddy, for it breaks and completely annihilates the bonds between people and couples in a matter of seconds. It creeps into your mind and completely takes over. You lose track of time, any sense of reality and logic and you act by impulse. Kick it out of your system and close the door or it will slit your throat while you are asleep.
So much pain and suffering.
 5) ?
This is blank. It could be dishonesty, procrastination, uncontrolled sexual desire. Name it as you wish. Give it an appropriate name, as it rides along jealousy. Also kick it out of your system, please.
What you believe, you CAN do. Stop and think for a moment. Which of these unwanted "traits" you could have? Think about their meaning and how they have affected your lives. It is never too late as long as you try! It is your obstacle towards success, wealth, financial independance and most importantly, happiness and prosperity.
YOU are responsible.

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