There’s something to be said about doing the thing you don’t want to do.
There’s a reason you’re resistant to doing it, whatever it may be.
Your resistance is benefiting you in the short-term by offering you feelings such as safety, certainty, familiarity, pleasure.
Not making a choice, not taking the next step, not asking for help, not making your life better when you know you deserve more, these are all ways you subconsciously sabotage yourself, your happiness, and your success.
Yet your resistance will never get you any closer to achieving the fulfillment, self-esteem, and impact you’ll have once you break through it.
It doesn’t matter if your hesitation is in leaving your corporate career so you can follow the passion you’ve been talking about for ages, filing divorce papers because in your heart you know you’ll never be on the same page as your partner again, or folding the laundry.
The changes that impact your life dramatically obviously require deep introspection and evaluation. This self-reflection is an invitation to identify the areas in your life that feel out of alignment, what you prefer to experience, and why you want it instead of what you currently have. But after all the thinking is done, there comes a time when you just have to take a leap of faith and trust in the wisdom of your heart that’s guiding you.
Resistance to the little things in your life can be much quicker and easier to overcome. Chores, tasks, errands, and such are necessary responsibilities that can pile up quickly if you let them. So just do them, ditch them, or delegate them when you encounter them. Allow yourself a specific period of time to complete those tasks so they don’t unnecessarily erode your time and energy thinking about them. Get them out of your way, off your plate, and then carry on with the things you’d rather be doing with your time instead.
Because whether you think about it or actually do it, your energy is being consumed either way. And it’s often quite easy to overspend your energy on things that don’t matter in the end, leaving you with too little energy to spend on the things in life that do (family, love, connection, purpose).
It might feel unpleasant or uncomfortable in the short-term, but it’ll allow you the opportunity to grown and expand in wonderful ways (even if only incrementally).
So this is my gentle nudge to just do it. Get past the resistance and take the plunge.
Lots of love,
P.S. Sometimes you can’t see your own resistance, despite your best efforts. If you would like an honest conversation about your situation and where you’re getting stuck, then let’s chat. We’ll talk about your next best steps and figure out a way to solve it so you can create a life and legacy you love.