How To Overcome Resistance & Win Your Inner Battles!

We all have to live with resistance everyday of our lives no matter what. Resistance is a negative force inside all of us that always wants to put off the important things we know that is necessary.


When we know we should be hitting the gym, but instead eat ice cream and watch Netflix, then we have taken the way the path to least resistance. This is how most people live their lives. Change is the enemy to resistance and every time you and I want to change something in our lives, this negative force wraps itself around us by diluting stories in our mind that prevents us from change. Our minds create stories to protect us from fear and failure. If we live this way with our entire lives we will always be limited by the perceptions of resistance.


“The person I am right now is an accumulation of yes’s and no’s over the course of my life”


This statement couldn’t be far from the truth. If you have said no too many times to the right things and yes to the bad decisions, then your life right now is exactly the life you deserve. It’s a hard pill to swallow but we should not feel sorry for ourselves because that would not be coming from a place of strength. Do not judge yourself just make a decision and define this moment. You are not your past habits. Get off the couch, go for a run and start that business you have been putting off. We are human beings that feed off accomplishments.


Every time you make a decision to over come resistance you are making it weaker. Once you have the momentum from overcoming resistance it becomes effortless like riding a bike. Discipline is a habit and so is neglect.


“Procrastination is so clever that it disguises itself in tasks that appear to be productive”


When you want to start an online business or write a book you might think watching YouTube video’s about lectures is productive but it’s a clever move from resistance. Lectures don’t bring you results its applying what you learned from the lectures. Starting that first page of the book or getting that domain name registered for your website is what being productive is.


“Be in control or be controlled”


You must rule your mind before it rules you. Everything comes down to your own psychology and you have to master it by being aware of the stories you tell yourself. If you look at Muhammad Ali he hated training every single day. Even the champions have to deal with resistance.


“ I hated every minute of training, but I said don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali


Successful people hate going to the gym, but they do it anyways. When a writer sits down to start writing he will naturally run into resistance. He suppresses it by developing the habit of consistency. We are going to face these inner battles everyday. This resistance is like a Dragon trying to get in the way of your creative force. You must sleigh this Dragon so you can get to the work that matters to you.


Even I had to overcome resistance today to write this article for you. It told me to put it off for tomorrow and make an exception. What I realized was when you make an exception it becomes a rule and then a habit. I choose to be committed over my exceptions.


Feeling resistance is normal don’t wait for inspiration to start because inspiration is always on the other side which is the finish line.  


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Ambition Matters is a movement that challenges your thinking to empower creativity!!


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