Keep your enemies closer
I am sure you have heard the saying, “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” Most people would not dream of having anything to do with an enemy, but just because you don’t, doesn’t mean others would not.
Some people who have an agenda and therefore employ strategies to get ahead in fulfilling thier goals will keep tabs on others they consider to be competitors or enemies, so they are kept abreast of what thier ‘enemy’ is up to and are adequately informed to employ counter measures to keep ahead of them.
Is it possible that there are friends in you circle who are actually keeping you close because they consider you an enemy? Or do you have enemies in your circle that you are keeping close as friends?
Whichever category you find yourself in, you must remember the golden rule, “treat other people as you would want to be treated”. Walking with this value will always keep you in a place of valuing people and it will compel you to employ strategies to treat people with every care. Finally, it is hard to make an enemy of anyone who places value on you.
Choose your philosophy for dealing with people wisely as this will determine what strategies you employ to make meaningful strides towards your desired goals.