The Good and The Bad of Resistance (And What Resistance Shows You)
by Jason C. Prater
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” ~ Steven Pressfield
Resistance is awful in that it is resistance. To resist, by the very definition, means to strain against something. Resistance means digging our heels in, pushing back; failing to do what we know we need to do. This resisting, inevitably, causes a certain amount of stress in our lives.
Yet, resistance is a great thing in that resistance tells us exactly what we should be doing. We never resist what is easy. We only resist what is hard, often what is worthwhile.
We resist the fruits and vegetables.
We resist the early alarm clock.
We resist the running trails.
We resist the gym.
We resist the library.
We resist the typewriter.
We resist the study.
We resist the promotion.
We resist the separation.
We resist the relationship.
We resist the discipline.
We resist the pain.
We resist the commitment and dedication.
We resist anything that takes us out of the safety of our comfort zone.
And we do absolutely nothing with our lives. Nothing of consequence, that is. Nothing that matters. Nothing that aligns us closer to our purpose.
You know what are you meant to accomplish with your life. It is the very thing you are resisting.