It is true that in life, you have to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This holds true when strategizing to be on top in different areas of your life, be it a competition in school or an adversary at work. It is all about treating your enemies as friends and putting a smile on your face when you see them.
As Jesus says in Matthew 5:44, “‘But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.’”This is the essence of this principle.
Follow the Matthew 5:44 approach, and you’ll disarm many potential enemies and rivals. That’s the best kind of warfare: warfare avoided! Putting forward a smile, a positive face, will not only conceal your intentions, but it may even defuse a tense situation and put a stop to any rising animosity. A smile can build bridges, and it can keep adversaries from knowing they’re being taken down at that moment. As long as you keep your opponent guessing, by the time you make your move your victory will be more like a coup than a protracted struggle.
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