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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I have found that when you say WooHoo, it has a really cool liberating kind of sound. Try it. "WooHoo!" In my world (and in Homer Simpson's) that sound is all about euphoric celebration. Well, maybe not quite euphoric, but still, it's pretty much a celebratory moment communicated by uttering what sounds kind of like an owl holding the last vowel for an extra beat. Throw in some arm pumps or a high five and you are in the midst of a WooHoo kind of moment!
I've starting using WooHoo quite a bit, and have noticed that its being uttered everywhere and about most anything. If you're having trouble letting you inner WooHoo come out to play, I've compiled 10 tips to move your day from boring to WooHoo!
#2 - Decide that you actually want to have a WooHoo kind of day. Now be on the lookout for small things that you can celebte. (finding your lost keys for example)
#3 - Look in the mirror and laugh at yourself as you're brushing your teeth. (yes, let yourself be a little silly)
#4 - Pick two small things you want to do and do them. Congratulate yourself afterwards by saying - WooHoo!
#5 - Pick 1 bigger thing you want to do and do it. You got it, WooHoo it up when you finish.
#6 - Be on the look out to join someone else's celebration with a high spirited WooHoo. (your kids good grades, husbands accomplishments, friends great news)
#7 - When you experience a WooHoo moment go ahead and shout WooHoo!! (not to loud if you're at work) And if you're really feeling good, throw in a happy dance and take your celebration to a whole 'nother level.
#8 - Smile warmly at everyone you see today. Smiling generates good feelings and warmth, which will make it easier for you to feel like celebrating.
#9 - Read one post from this blog every day because inspiration is contagious.
#10 - Remember, time is short. Do your happy dance. Enjoy life. WooHoo!!!
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