Been thinking about resistance a lot lately. It seems to be the force that keeps us humans from achieving…almost anything. Overcoming resistance seems to be the point of New Years resolutions, personal trainer memberships, clean slates. But is simply turning the calendar from December to January, or paying strangers to exercise us, enough of a motivation? My challenge is the same as always; sitting my butt down in front of my writing, turning off distractions, and focusing on my work.
I hear a lot of people talk about needing pressure, like a negative force, to persuade them into action. For example, how about not fitting into any of your clothes? How about a scary diagnosis from a doctor?
Why can’t the opposite have an affect on our actions? Let’s say, motivation from a beautiful day, or the joy you should feel upon waking, beating the alternative by a mile. Why wait for motivation to come to you? Go get it.
It seems to me, to realize motivation from a positive force takes a more conscious effort. A mantra perhaps? Maybe as simple as making it a habit. Wake and say “thank you for giving me another day.”
Then and only then try on your Levi’s.
title quote: Jonathon Winters…one of my favorites!