The enemy and the most destructive force inside all of us is our resistance to anything that might force us to think or take action outside our comfort zone. We have this door that automatically slams shut when anything or anyone expects us to take action for an extended period of time. An extended period can be anything between five minutes and several years. We live in an instant gratification world where we want to hit a button and see our desired outcome materialise. A powerful resistance instantaneously swamp our mind when we are confronted with anything that our current frame of reference identifies as “unknown” or “risky”. Some of us walk or even run away (mentally or physically) from challenges that could cause us discomfort or expect us to confront challenges where the outcomes are difficult to compute. We become like a donkey that digs in his heels. We must often literally be dragged through our wall of resistance by our manager or partner.
Please think about the role that RESISTANCE possibly play in your life today. Make a few notes. I will continue with this series tomorrow.