Bringing anything to life, whether it’s a business or a book or a piece of art, which we put our blood, sweat and tears into, is in itself a spiritual quest. It forces us to face ourselves and get real. It forces us to be vulnerable.
My last blog was about resistance. I called it “Combatting the Dragon.” This week, I am going back to that theme, because I want to break down what creates resistance. Here’s what I believe: When you are resistant, you are in essence talking yourself out of doing something that you’re afraid to do.
We approach this problem of uncertainty backwards. Rather than place a small goal before ourselves and then figure out if we need any information or resources to complete that goal, we learn about EVERYTHING. Just in case, we should need any of that information at some later point. When we listen to what others know, we're deciding to let them set our agenda, rather than sticking with our own. Well, they say to do this.
I think of my own struggles to overcome my shyness and fear of being in the public eye in order to be an entrepreneur, a teacher of life, a life coach. I sometimes think: "Who am I to speak about living life to the max when so many times I have withdrawn and hidden myself away behind comfort and safety?"