Monday, March 25, 2013

The Resistance Is Futile

We've all been there and felt it. It's the invisible, destructive force that stands in our way when we try to accomplish something significant, or strive to improve on something.

Steven Pressfield calls this 'The Resistance'.
"Resistance is an active, intelligent, protean, malign force—tireless, relentless, and inextinguishable—whose sole object is to stop us from becoming our best selves and from achieving our higher goals."

It's the thing that tells us to sleep in instead of going to the gym.
The thing that has us clean up the kitchen instead of reading our Bible.
The thing that makes us stay home instead of going to the business social with people we don't know.
The thing that makes us quit in the face of adversity.

I want to encourage you this week. When you come up against the resistance, fight back, don't back down, stare it in the face and press on.

Your best self depends on it.

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