Do you have a nemesis?
The word nemesis has a couple of dictionary meanings: “the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall” or ” a longstanding rival;an arch enemy”.
I think we probably all have that inescapable person or thing that dogs us in life.
The thing that dogged Sir Winston Churchill he actually called his “black dog” – depression.
Churchill’s daughter Mary said of him: “He himself talks of his black dog, and he did have times of depression…..Of course, if you have a black dog it lurks somewhere in your nature and you never quite banish it, but I never saw him disarmed by depression”.
Which sort of sums up a nemesis – always there or thereabouts, never gotten rid of and returning from time to time to haunt us – but I like the optimism in the final words of the quote, “never disarmed.”
Just because your nemesis remains ,it does not mean you have to lead a defeated life because of it.