The Resistance always shows up. Every time I decide to change my life, break through my limiting beliefs, or do something differently the struggle appears. The moment anything becomes hard, our natural instinct is to quit. If we can keep going, however, regardless of the obstacles, then we can break through the resistance.
By now I should be used to it, but it is still hard for me to overcome. The resistance causes me to doubt, so I usually slow down or quit for a while. It took me seven years to get my books published because after every rejection, I quit. The rejections broke my heart and made me doubt my abilities, so instead of persisting I would usually cry, tell God that I couldn’t do it anymore, and stop writing. Now I can see that I stood in my own way for years. I don’t want to stand in my own way any longer.
Once I develop the correct mindset, however, then I can break through the resistance. It’s all about what we believe. If we believe that we can’t do it, then we will not be able to do it. The same is true for our positive beliefs. If we believe that we can do it, then nothing will stop us.
So how do we break through the resistance and change our limiting beliefs?
- Show up every day.
- Create a plan of action.
- Take action.
For me, writing was not just something that I mastered in a few attempts. It is still a struggle for me. Every book starts out with a blank page. It’s a skill that is simply honed by writing. We get better at whatever we want to master by doing it. As the saying goes, quitting won’t speed up the process. I’ve been writing for ten years plus, and 179 consecutive days, and this was the first morning that I actually looked forward to writing and enjoyed the process. Usually, I fight against it.
Breaking through our limiting beliefs is hard. But so is regret. We don’t know what we are capable of until we try. What is holding you back? Don’t quit on your dreams!
Love and blessings,