Overcome Until You Become
At some point you’ve probably wanted something so much in life that you’d do anything for it, and it’s quite possible you didn't get it. It’s frustrating and deflating to fall short of what you want, but if you let those moments define you then you’ll continue to be disappointed in life.
Maybe you faced some serious difficulties and you just couldn’t do it. Maybe the timing wasn’t right or things happened that were beyond your control that prevented you from achieving it. Or maybe you succeeded in accomplishing a version of it, but your priorities or vision changed a bit along the way and it compromised the end result. In all of those cases there’s one thing in common that explains why things didn’t go completely according to plan - Resistance.
Resistance comes in a few forms - Not having strong enough skills causes you to be inefficient, self-sabotage convinces you of things that aren’t true, and sometimes you just need to put in the time and effort to build enough momentum to get things to click. You must overcome resistance to create the results you want in life. You must overcome to become.
To achieve anything in life you need to be resilient and consistent. Resilience helps you to have a positive attitude when facing resistance, allowing you to stay optimistic and hopeful that you will succeed. This gives you the fuel you need to take consistent action, which will in time create the results you desire. And what happens through consistency is you get more reps to build the skills, you prove to yourself over and over again that you’re better than your limiting beliefs, and you feel confident staying in true alignment with your original intentions. But you won’t have the presence or motivation to stay consistent if you don’t have the right mindset.
This is the core message in the book “The Obstacle Is The Way” by Ryan Holiday - If you want to succeed and grow in life, you must attack your problems head on. The only way through is through. And when you overcome the obstacles, challenges, and resistance in front of you, you become the person capable of defeating similar obstacles in the future.
If you’re looking to build more resilience, consistency, and discipline into your life, I’d love to chat with you and tell you more about how I might be able to help. Find a time that works for you to chat here!