wants to build an environment around themselves that allows their greatness to
emerge with the least amount of opposition.
But a dream without resistance is
just another experience.
The pain is part and parcel of the journey. Conflict
and tension and struggle may very well be disruptive influences, but they’re
the only true sources of growth in this world.
That’s why we must view
resistance as a natural process. As a sign that we’re on target with our dream.
As a force we learn to deal with directly and impersonally to keep moving the
One technique I find helpful is to putting words on the form of
resistance I’m currently encountering. Because I know that if I can name it, I
can claim it.
Writing is the perfect example. When I sit down at my desk in the
morning and my radar picks up a bogey of discouragement or demotivation or
apathy, I call it out to myself. I witness that feeling as another clever
incarnation of resistance, not as a part of my identity.
Sometimes I even smile
or laugh or nod my head in love and appreciation that it’s arrived.
often than not, those responses scare resistance into a corner. Because there’s
no fear for it to feed on.
That’s how resistance works. It’s like the school
bully, who only has power to the extent that people are afraid of him.
point is, there are as many journeys as there are people to take them. But the
one obstacle that they all have in common is resistance. Be ready for it.
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