One obstacle stands between you and what you want.
Not someone else. Not your body. Not your diagnosis. Not your time. Not your money. Not the weather.
The one obstacle?
It derails, distances, distracts, disrupts, and even damages us.
Resistance is self-sabotage.
It’s also sneaky.
It hides behind blame and excuses, judgment and criticism, avoidance and procrastination, attachment to the past and persistent need to control.
When we blame and make excuses, we resist taking responsibility.
We make the external world and everyone in it responsible for what we have or don’t have.
We live as victims.
When we judge and criticize, we resist our own life.
We find temporary comfort in everyone else’s.
We compare in despair.
When we avoid and procrastinate, we resist feeling.
We push away uncomfortable emotions, and drown our discomfort in food, alcohol, drugs, Amazon, Facebook, or Netflix.
We give away our power to false pleasures.
When we attach and control, we resist what’s possible.
We live glued to the past and how it’s always been.
We grip tightly to what was, instead of what could be.
“What we resist, persists.”
To help you step fully into your life and dreams, here are 6 steps to removing resistance.
1. Stop kidding yourself.
Own your resistance. Accept that you’re your greatest obstacle to achieving your dreams.
2. Visualize what you want.
See it in your mind. Meditate on it. Journal about it. Post it everywhere you can see it.
3. Take small steps, consistently.
Commit to one small step every day, starting today, even if it’s contemplating a fresh, new thought or belief. Take the step.
4. Show yourself lots of compassion.
Removing resistance can be deep emotional work. Be gentle and kind to yourself.
5. Celebrate your progress.
With every small step, celebrate your courage and commitment. Do something nice for yourself.
6. Never, ever, ever give up.
Keep moving forward no matter how small the step. Keep going. Don’t stop, ever.
Remember, What you want most is waiting for you on the other side of resistance.
It’s time to go get it.