Now, before you get the Amen Co-signing Corner started, (Um hm. That's Right!) here' the real truth, we're all 'some people', have been those people and will be those people in the future.
Resistance is a natural part of the journey to growth and self actualization. So, what counters resistance? Increased self awareness and knowledge help us self correct quicker, sooner, faster. Before you seek new knowledge, you must increase your self awareness. Increased self awareness helps us receive new knowledge and embody or own it within our brains our heart and our body. What does it mean to be self aware? -- To have conscious knowledge of your character, feelings, motives, and desires.
Resistance is why we read 15 books in one area of growth whether it be business or life. We're trying to ward off resistance with knowledge. However, if you don't seek to increase your self awareness first, you may end up theoretically astute but practically and fundamentally ignorant. Which just means you have a whole lot of head knowledge but don't/won't or can't apply that knowledge in real world situations.
How do you increase your self awareness? By intentionally focusing on it through honest assessment followed by positive action. Ask yourself a set of questions (not from a place of judgment but from "Let me see how I'm doing in the "X" area to discover what I need to do to grow based on the goals I have".
Be willing to lean into your vulnerability as the strength it truly is because it supports you in your growth.
Positive action is defining the steps for your growth and having the determinate and commitment to the execution of those steps that will result in the success you desire and deserve.
Resistance will never go away but neither will your ability to overcome it.
What steps have you taken to become more self aware and overcome resistance?
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