Have you ever noticed this about yourself?
That we, as human beings, are resistant to doing those things that are good for us, that make us progress and therefore make us happy?
It’s weird but it’s true, right? Think about something simple like daily exercise. We know how good it is for us, and we even know that we feel great after we’ve done it…and yet so often we resist! We push back against something we know will make us happy.
We all know that we feel SO GOOD when we do make the right choices…so then why are we so resistant to making progress?
In his book, The War of Art, author Stephen Pressfield tackles this very topic — the “dreaded resistance.” He goes so far as to say that “resistance is the most toxic force on the planet.” Yikes!