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The Samurai Warriors of Negativity
by Dan Blankenship 
10/14/06
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The Samurai Warriors of Negativity
By Dan Blankenship
© 2006 Dan Blankenship


Whatever people do in life, there is always a destructive force waiting to intervene; the Samurai Warriors from the land of Negativity want to make our goals and dreams slip away as their destructive swords slice away at our fortitude.

Okay, there are no such Samurai Warriors from the land of Negativity. But if there were, they would actually be easier to defend against than the way negativity currently sneaks into our paths.

Negativity can stifle the most energetic mind, because it pushes the pause button on human ingenuity and confidence.

The author who has been convinced it is impossible to get his first book published might not even finish the manuscript.

The teacher who believes it would cost too much to travel to France may not even investigate a low-cost airline that has just started up.

The football player who’s convinced the team they are playing has an impenetrable defense may not throw that wide-open pass.

Now, what if that author could see the Samurai Warriors of Negativity standing in front of his computer, trying to push him away from opening that word document holding the future best-seller? Might he better understand that negativity is roadblock to the effort itself?

Imagine that teacher grabbing her own imaginary Samurai sword and defending her dream to visit another country. Might she not even find out that she is eligible for a federally funded grant to travel abroad?

Lastly, what if that quarterback defeated the bad Samurai guys with some swift positive Samurai maneuvers of his own? Is it possible that his team might even defeat the favored opponents?

Negativity stops us from attempting things we really should move forward on. And if seeing negativity as bad Samurai warriors doesn’t help you deal with indecision and stagnation, try and think of ways to get over the hurdle that inspire you to not only understand negativity but offer ways to defeat it. It is impossible to defeat what you don’t understand or refuse to confront.


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