Don’t be an idiot

What “Our own worst enemy” is about:

As you chase your dreams, don’t be an idiot. Just don’t. And being an idiot can take many forms. It often takes the form of being your own worst enemy and shooting yourself in the foot, killing your chances to get ahead. But being an idiot also refers to acting like a jerk to others while pursuing your dreams. Don’t make the pursuit of your dreams come at the expense of someone else’s.

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I have my own closet full of idiot moves, some of which make me cringe when I think about them. Some of my bonehead moves have even left me nearly stranded in foreign countries (more than once). But probably my worst idiot moves have happened closer to home, affecting my family life. Those are the worst of all, when being an idiot affects your family and relationships.

I’ve learned that if you are careful, sharp, and alert when pursuing your dreams, you can avoid the mistakes that this idiot has made. But you must be ever vigilant.


“We will always reap what we sow, no more, no less.” ~ Stephen Covey


“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist