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How to Achieve Your Goals By Creating an Enemy
DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls "they." " They don't want you motivated. They don't want you inspired," he blares on camera. " They don't want you to win," he warns.

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Our Intuitions can be Wrong

The underlying cause of our bad behavior, procrastination, slacking or avoiding something that is beneficial may or may not be what we think it is.

We need to identify our own self-defeating ...

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What We Believe In

If we believe that we are powerless and stop fighting against the enemy we've created, then we lose our inner strength and resistance to fight, as the body reacts according to our mind.

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Finding an Enemy

Going anti-something, finding a villain, or a fictional antagonist to our lives makes us work harder, as a force awakens in us wanting to defeat the enemy.

We need to embrace this enem...

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