It doesn’t matter what it is, it can be anything:
A fitness goal
Decluttering or spring cleaning
Writing a book
Starting or finishing a project of any kind
The list is endless, really. Anything that we decide to undertake to better ourselves, our relationships, our environment, etc. will bring about resistance. The resistance can be internal or external.
I’ve mentioned before that often I will get sick when I really start to make headway in something. A recent decision of mine has been to push through any illness that comes my way and it’s proven very beneficial because the illnesses have been so minor that they weren’t able to keep me from my goals.
As I said, resistance can take many forms and since illness has proved futile I have been running into different forms of resistance lately. Last week was a prime example of different types of resistance attempting to get in the way of my progress and success. Relationship conflicts, blog issues galore, life events, emotions, negative thoughts, unexpected commitments, etc.
(Speaking of blog issues, if anyone has any ideas why the very top of each post is so crazy, I’d love to hear your ideas.)
I have found a great tool to help work through the battle of resistance! It’s a powerful little book that really inspires you to get on your feet and knock resistance on it’s back. It’s not a long book but it took me a while to get through it because I kept getting so inspired to put it down and do something to beat resistance!
The book is called Do The Work and it’s by Steven Pressfield. You’ve probably heard of him because so many of you have recommended his book The War of Art to me! Sorry, I still haven’t read it (my “to read” list keeps growing and growing!) but Do The Work is the sequel – and what a sequel it is!
I truly believe that every entrepreneur should have a copy of this book and keep it close. I’ve got it on my ipod stored on my free kindle app. The kindle version is on sale at amazon now so go grab it! I hope you will find it at least half as inspiring as I have found it!
Your turn. Have you read the book? Please share in the comments!Â Have you felt the resistance lately? Please share how you’ve overcome! Do you think this post will inspire others? Please tweet, share, vote, etc! Thank you!
To Your Success,