There’s an old adage that says, “The things we resist, persist.” Isn’t that the truth?

Ask yourself, “What am I resisting?” Be honest. I’m talking about the kind of honesty that’s uncomfortable. The kind of honesty that brings out your Inner Champion, Your Captain. Because when Your Captain comes forth, that fear-speaking voice inside your head doesn’t stand a chance. Get honest and acknowledge what you are resisting.

Whew! It feels better already to simply have permission.

Nine times out of ten, we are resisting a change of some sort. Maybe you want to go back to school. Maybe you want to travel. Maybe you want to pursue your art. Maybe you want a different job. Maybe you want to retire. Maybe you want to quit drinking. Maybe you want to end your unhealthy relationship. Maybe you want to have that difficult conversation with your teenager.

Honestly acknowledge what you are resisting. You don’t have to take any action – just acknowledge it. Sit with it. Write it down on post-it notes. Place the notes where you will see them several times a day. Get used to the idea. “Lean into it,” as author Sheryl Sandberg would say. Give it space in your head. Imagine WHAT’S POSSIBLE if you stop resisting.

This week bring out Your Captain to shoo that fear-speaking voice away and acknowledge what you are resisting. Just own it.

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