Resistance is a very strong very real powerful force that seems to rear it's ugliest head whenever we even begin to think about doing something that will awaken our spirit. Resistance can be about fear and it is restraining you. The job of resistance is to keep you small and powerless. Your job is to step up, mighty sword in hand and cut through the those binds that are holding you down and keeping you from living a life that honors your values. Resistance keeps you from being a winner.
If you value peace and serenity, then why are you living a life of chaos? You value freedom and spontaneity, but you remain at that dead end mind numbing job watching the clock tick tock away until 5PM each day. You have a song in your heart, and a story that is waiting to be written, but you allow other "busy" work to keep you occupied. Someone out there needs to hear your story, the story that comes from your heart and your lips. Resistance is the killer of dreams. It leaves words unspoken, bodies unfit, goals unreached, and projects undone.
The following excerpt is from Steven Pressfield's The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your
Inner Creative Battles:
"You know, Hitler wanted to be an artist. At eighteen he took his inheritance , seven hundred kronen, and moved to Vienna to live and study. He applied to the Academy of Fine Arts, and later to the School of Architecture. Ever see one of his paintings? Neither have I. Resistance beat him. Call it an overstatement but I'll say it anyway; it was easier for Hitler to start World War II than it was for him to face a blank canvas."
Now imagine, just imagine what inner struggles and battles Hitler had with resistance. That is some pretty intense resistance! He allowed it to overcome and beat him down and what an absolute horrifying outcome it had. Hitler was a powerful influential man. What an extreme example of misuse of power. What an extreme example of what happens when we allow our inner values and talents go to waste. To go from someone who wanted to express himself artistically, to someone who wanted to wipe out entire nationalities.
When we allow resistance to win, it turns on us and turns into an ugly demon. Resistance is strong and you have to fight it with everything you've got to win your battle. Your creative muse is whispering to you all the time, are you tuned in to her soft loving voice? The more resistance you are experiencing means you are most assuredly on the right track! Resistance only shows up when we are trying to do something for the good of ourselves, others or our planet. Resistance only wins when you wave the white flag. And when resistance wins, you lose. The world loses.
Life was not meant to live in a semi-happy state. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, and that fullest is representation of you expressing your values and talents in an unique and authentic way; a way that only you can do. Fighting resistance is giving your muse a voice and allowing her to lift you up and sing praises along with you. It is releasing your inner rock star!
Identify where your resistance is coming from and then you can break it down into smaller steps to identify solutions. "We are ready to push back" is a saying you will hear when a plane is ready to depart the gate and prepare to hit the runway and take flight. Are you ready to push back? Isn't it time you allowed your dream, your business, your goals to take flight?
It's time to Awaken Your Spirit! Tear down that white flag and stomp it into the ground! Resistance has no place in the life of a winner!