Good mental health is protective. It takes a stand against “enemy thoughts.”
Enemy thoughts are negative, self-sabotaging thoughts that often defeat a person with its lies.
Be on guard. You should be aware of these enemy thoughts before you can vanquish them.
Here are some:
• “I’m not good enough. So what’s the use of trying?”
• “How can I make the grade when others look better than I am?”
• “They expect more than I can deliver. What if I fail, they’ll look down on me.”
• “It’s too late to change.”
• “What will they think of me?”
In my therapy sessions, I always teach the difference between “having” the thought and “being” the thought.
“Having” a thought like enemy thoughts don’t defeat you.
It’s believing and “being” the thought that does defeat you!