Resistance is our compass towards fulfillment + Free Masterclass
I would bet…
You’ve created some pretty great accomplishments in your life.
You have some pretty cool stories up your sleeve.
You’re ambitious. You’re smart. You’re caring.
And yet…something feels like it’s missing.
So, I’m curious…
Are you living the life you know you’re meant to live or do you secretly feel envious of others success or adventures?
Do you wake up excited for your day ahead or do you feel lackluster about it, even dread it?
Are you challenged in all the right ways, leaning into your growth edge and feeling enlivened by the obstacles in front of you…or do you feel a heavy internal force holding you back from taking powerful action towards your potential?
Do you make lemonade when life gives you lemons, or do you fall into a rut of self-defeating habits when your world is painted yellow?
In Steven Pressfields book, The War of Art: tap your inner power and create your life’s work, he says…
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
Imagine it this way…
On the left you have your default life and on the right you have your unlived life (what I refer to as your ‘life by design’). Now anyone who dares to move towards the ‘life by design,’ will, without doubt, face resistance.
I love to use the metaphor of a trapeze artist here. Imagine your ‘default life’ is one trapeze and your ‘life by design’ is another trapeze. To swing from one trapeze (default life) to the other (life by design), you will have to swing through the air, also known as ‘the great unknown.’ It’s in that space where resistance loves to show up…when you’re most vulnerable. For a dramatic effect: Insert diabolical dracula-esque laugh here ;-)
So how can we recognize when resistance shows up?
Most often it shows up as self-doubt, overwhelm, and fear. It can also show up as inertia (laziness, dullness, “I don’t care’ attitude) or anger, self-righteousness, jealousy, and bitterness. It crushes our creative spirit and the important thing to note here is that we are all, by nature, creative souls.
So when that part of us feels defeated…well, something feels like it’s missing.
Now you might be thinking, “oh, but I don't consider myself a 'creative' person or I don't work in a creative field, so this doesn't apply to me.” And you couldn’t be more wrong. We all create art everyday…it’s called our life.
Imagine that! Your LIFE is art.
So the question is…are you creating the masterpiece you know you were meant to?
Or are you letting resistance convince you that you aren’t good enough? You aren’t ready. You don’t know how. You’re too old. You’re too young. You’re too poor. You’re too tired. You’re too busy. You’re too broken.
And please, don’t waste a second of your precious life feeling bad if you’ve been letting resistance win. We all have at times. Rather, take a stand right here and now for your life. Take a stand for your potential by embracing and facing resistance, head on. When you feel knocked down, bust a move, laugh at it and keep on keepin’ on.
Because when you stand up for your life…you stand up for your loved ones. You stand up for your neighbor. You stand up for me. You stand up for the world.
It is my strongest belief that when we bring our full self to the world…we never go alone. It’s impossible to live your best, most true life, and not uplift others to join you on the journey.
When you become a happier more fulfilled human, you show others they can have that too, you create things that inspire people, you change the world.
If you’re ready to stand up for your life and create one by design, I invite you to join me for a free masterclass where I’ll be teaching you a formula for designing (with joy, confidence, and ease) your great masterpiece…your life.
The Fulfillment Formula: How to Dream Big, Create Aligned Goals, and Live on Purpose in 2019 (and beyond).
What you’ll learn in this free virtual class:
~A unique framework for defining, designing, and developing your life with more purpose, confidence, and peace of mind.
~A sustainable and deeply authentic process for creating what you actually want for the year ahead and in your life as a whole.
~An efficient, yet deeply soulful process to goal setting that feels like you and sets you up for follow through in a way that doesn’t feel forced or like a ‘should.’
Mark your calendar now for this date and time!
Wednesday, January 30th at 4 PM PST
“When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete. Soon resistances goes away and the experience is enjoyable, but only for the remainder of that day. Resistance will be waiting for us on the battlefield tomorrow. If we can find the courage to face resistance tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, without giving into its demands, we will discover what we were born to do….If you were meant to cure cancer or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children, you hurt me, you hurt the planet… Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” ― Stephen Pressfield
Embrace it. Face it. Bust a Move.