F*ck Your Resistance with Just 3 Actions



Article by Nikka Karli Salifu
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #26

Have you ever felt like your Big Vision was in quicksand? As if- no matter what you do- you keep ending up in the same place in your life and business? (And it’s most definitely NOT the place you want to be.)

Sound familiar? You’re in the right place. Because you’re about to get a crash course in how to overcome the “resistance” that’s been pulling the wool over your eyes (and has most likely been derailing the entire course of your life).

Oh. I should probably note that this ain’t your mama’s nice, sweet-as-pie advice. So, if you’re easily offended or someone who is not ready to commit to their brilliance, you should probably stop reading right about now. If, however, you are ready to take balls-to-the-wall action and forever change the way you show up in the world, I invite you to read on and learn a little about the monster you’re up against.

1 :: Resistance is NOT futile. Nope. It’s a sneaky little bastard who will upend your dreams and toss you aside as if you were nothing. It will laugh at your grand plans and kick dust on the withering carcass of your creativity. Resistance is not some weak, doddering punk as we’ve been taught to believe. It will smack you down without a second thought and leave you nothing but a quivering ball of insecurity and self-doubt. It shows up as a call from a friend who just happens to be in dire straits JUST as you are about to begin working on that chapter in your forthcoming {when-in-the-name-of-God-is-this-going-to-be-finished} book. YOUR ACTION: Dig your head out of the sand, Darlin! Yes, resistance is all around you and the faster you accept its existence, the faster you will overcome it. Stay vigilant. When it shows up (and it will) be ready. Begin to recognize resistance for what it is and be ready to say NO to it, however it appears.

2 :: Resistance is debilitating. That quicksand we talked about? Yeah. That’s resistance. It’s not fun and it’s not pretty. You might be feeling like your dreams are too big, that you’re not ready, that everyone except you has got it together… Let’s stop right there and call B.S. Why? Because that’s resistance. Not your truth. YOUR ACTION: Move forward. Take imperfectly perfect action in the direction of your vision. Fail and love it. Succeed and love it. And then do it all over again. Resistance cannot stick to a moving object. So keep it moving, Beautiful.


3 :: Resistance has got NOTHING on you. You are worth so much more than resistance will ever be. You have been placed on this earth with a mission. And that mission kicks resistance’s ass any day of the week. YOUR ACTION: Own your worth. Chase your dreams with the innate and unshakeable knowledge that your mission was not given to just anyone. It was given to you. Only YOU can heal the world in the way you were meant to heal. So go be you. (And if resistance has anything to say about, kick it where it hurts and keep on keepin’ on.)

Now that you’re armed with your resistance-smashing tools, I want you to ask yourself a question. And this might be the most important question of your life to date (big, bold statement, I know… but stick with me).

OK…  Are you ready?  Here goes:

How much longer are you willing to allow resistance to dictate the direction of your life. Seriously… How. Much. Longer???

Because now that you’re aware of it, it is 100% up to YOU to decide to whether or not to do something about it. It has become a choice. Your choice.

To stay hidden in the shadows of your resistance and allow it to keep you stuck in the throes of mediocrity or- and here’s the choice I’d go with if I were you- to smash through your resistance. To obliterate it and crush it into complete and utter oblivion.

So, what will you choose? Resistance and fear? Or unapologetically living out your amazing God-given mission? Well. You know what they say. The choice? She is yours, Lovers.

Here’s to choosing our dreams.

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