How many years in a row have you dreamt of accomplishing something? Writing a book, sailing the Mediterranean, running a 5K, losing that extra 10 lbs? What makes this year any different? Well, I will tell you what it is. Understanding resistance.
When we resist things in life, it creates a struggle. It creates an opposing force against something that of course is going to fight back. And it will fight back hard. Until maybe you stop forcing it. And let it go. And stop resisting it.
Resistance is a choice. We can either partake in the battle and put on our armor, or choose to follow the flow. Ironically, the things we resist most are the things we actually really want- our heart and soul’s desire.
We can begin to recognize moments when resistance kicks in and experiment with turning that choice off. When you make baby steps, every single day, towards your goal, eventually you will find yourself on the path to achieving your greatness. And resistance will be nothing more than a choice you make. To do, or not to do.
What will happen if we stop?
There are many circumstances in life that cause us to put up our guards to resist. The physical ones like being too tired to wake up or too cold to keep the shower on cold are the easiest to conquer because they last only a couple of minutes long. But the internal, emotional resistance is the real battle to be fought. But is it really a battle? What if we thought of this innate resistance towards something as a sign that it is something worth doing?
What happens when you continuously say yes is you realize that that choice is more fulfilling than the alternative. The journey you take to get there is actually more satisfying than not taking the journey at all.
Think about the things that you are trying to resist.
Maybe it’s making a change in your lifestyle.
Maybe it’s sitting down to write every day.
Maybe it’s starting to meditate.
Maybe it’s allowing your heart to open up and let someone in.
Whatever it is that you are resisting- your soul desires to have it. How long are you going to fight it?
I invite you this year to say yes, rather than no, to your dreams and aspirations. And as always, all of us at FITtec are here to help.
Happy New Year!