“Fear is a Bully. And like all bullies, is a coward. Stand up to it and it backs down, and suggests you become friends.” – Albert Pellissier
The idea of “Resistance” came from a book I read while on Christmas vacation a year ago, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. As I was reading it, I knew my life was about to change. Some things resonate so truthfully that if you ignore them you must take full responsibility for your cowardice, accept your impending failure, and say to yourself, “You just ain’t got it kid”. Once the enemy had a name – Resistance, I had to admit that for my entire life up to that point I had always given in to it.
So what is Resistance? It takes so many forms that almost everything is resistance. It’s anything that stops us from doing what we know we should be doing with our lives, things that elevate us, the pursuit of our calling and purpose. It’s the artist that doesn’t paint, the writer that doesn’t write, … Read More »
“You can dedicate a decade of anxious thoughts to the brevity of life and not extend it by one minute. Worry accomplishes nothing.” – Max Lucado from “Fearless”
The ego has adopted self-imposed limiting beliefs in order to protect you from any pain in life. The authentic part of you is infinitely bigger and wants to push past, be free, and break out of the confines of the ego, because being trapped inside is even worse. One rubs up against the other, it’s your edge, and you’ll always find this edge wherever you find your fears. – Albert Pellissier
This whole idea of resistance came from a book called “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. His premise is that we are scared to live up to and face our purpose and potential. He suggests that we’ll do all kinds of things to avoid it even in our career choice. Here’s a quote:
“Sometimes, when we’re terrified of embracing our true calling, we’ll pursue a shadow calling instead. That shadow career is a metaphor for our real career. Its shape is similar, its contours feel tantalizingly the same. But a shadow career entails no real risk. If we fail at a shadow career, the consequences are meaningless to us.”