The Significance of Resistance


When you decide to change there will always be resistance. Resistance from family, friends, finances, you name it. It may feel like any, and everything is trying to pull you off track. The greatest resistance comes from within. Doubt, fear, and excuses may flood your mind often. The discovery of several, minor changes that must be made in order to accomplish the big goal. It may feel like “too much” work and certain habits may be hard to kick. 

So here you stand between two roads--both uncomfortable in their own right. Will you live with a lack of inner peace (knowing you should be doing more, yet remaining stuck in your ways)? Or the discomfort of pursuing the goal (breaking the cycle)?  It is up to you to decide if the journey is worth it.

How will you choose to perceive moments of resistance?

The greatest obstacle IS your mind. Don’t allow yourself to believe it is anything else. Resistance is meant to sharpen you, to keep you on your toes, and to test just how committed you are to grow. If you have let resistance stop you from moving forward, let me encourage you. You are not a failure; you are human. You are allowed to make mistakes. You are allowed to get in your feelings. But I beg of you, do not stay there because you are MORE than human. Your spirit was breathed into you by a creative source that gives purpose and strength to your body. You are successful, you are elevating, and you are capable. Keep pushing against the resistance and remember that limits only exist in your mind.

 Here’s to self-discipline, accountability, and perseverance!