Choosing a reputable enemy for battle

Samuel Madu
2 min readFeb 26, 2024


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To claim to be strong comes from who you decide to battle with. Your battles determine your ability and who you choose to fight with determines the strength you carry within yourself.

Your enemies determine many things in your life, things you don’t even see and these enemies help you sharpen what you stand for and how prepared you are to fight for the things you believe in.

Worthless enemies are not provocative enough to drive us to the edge and make us sharpen our core strength. Choosing who to battle with might be the most important of all important things in life.

You can’t call a fool an enemy because by that you become a fool also and that is something every brilliant and conscious person wants to avoid in their life.

There is a saying that says pick your battles carefully. It is said that way not as a way of preserving one’s strength but rather wasting one’s arsenal and amenities on rivals that are not bringing any form of growth and mental development.

A worthy enemy is a deserving enemy because of the obstacles they create in your way and how hard you try to fight off those obstacles. The ability to overcome those obstacles leaves you with lessons that last a lifetime.

A worthy enemy pushes you to the edge, they are your biggest teacher and they bring so many lessons to your world. In fighting and battle, you are being stretched to your potential and height.

They take you to a place where you are scared to be both mentally and psychologically and when victories like that are won you are never the same because you have outgrown your fears and all the hate you harbor.

A reputable enemy takes us far from where comfort rests and stretches us without any pity but it never comes without its reward in our life.