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Resistance will hit you when you least expect it. I experience resistance when things are going great; it is how life challenges and tests my belief and faith. Last December resistance hit me hard. I did not have any inspirations to write. My mind was blank.
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Get Ready, Resistance Will Hit You
I did have a great Thanksgiving week last year; full of the 4 F’s, food, family, friends, and football. The holiday fell at the perfect time for me because I knew I wanted to take a break. I knew I was dealing with resistance.
When you experience resistance, you find the lessons that you are meant to learn
– Jon Gordon
I wanted to get out of my daily routine for a short time. Every day I start by giving thanks, praying, exercising, journaling, and meditating. I felt it was becoming just a drill, and I was not getting everything out of it. Every once in a while, it is good to step back and take a break.
The tendency to follow the path of least resistance guarantees failure in life.
– Brian Tracy
Do It In Moderation
I believe in doing everything in moderation. I am the type of person that can get obsessed with one thing and ignore other important things in my life. My years of experience have taught me that moderation is a better course for me.
So last week, I went a couple of days without any inspiration to write; I knew I was dealing with resistance. Resistance is that feeling inside you that you want to do something but are also unmotivated to start. It is a force to counter your forward progress. If you have ever attempted to create something, you have probably experienced resistance at some point. No one is immune to it.
The real problem has far less to do with what is really out there than it does with our resistance to finding out what is really out there.
– Barbara Brown Taylor
I knew I was dealing with resistance when I began to notice my thoughts. The question, Why was prevalent in my thoughts. Why was I writing? Why was I starting another business? I began to focus on my lack of progress or success in certain areas. I ignored all the progress and success I am having in many more areas. Resistance will hit you, so be prepared.
If I have resistance to something, it means there’s something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.
– Billy Corgan
Resistance will hit you and is the reason most younger people do not live out their dreams. They believe there is always time. There is no sense of urgency. For example, more people today are living to be 100 than when I grew up. If you are 20 years old, that gives you 80 more years to achieve your dreams. The lack of urgency is why many people do not get wealthy until their 40s and 50s. We live in an unlimited universe, but we do not have unlimited time.
Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt.
– Steven Pressfield
Light A Fire Under You
No one is promised tomorrow. Last November marked the first anniversary of the passing of my friend Tom. He appeared healthy one day, and a few days later, he was gone. Never take today for granted. You might not have tomorrow.
If you find yourself dealing with resistance, ask yourself two questions.
1. If you were told you had a week to live, what would you do?
2. If Death appeared before you today and said, It is time, what regrets would you have?
The main question is, What are you waiting for?