Are You Resisting Success?

Are you resisting success?
“Why would I resist success?” you’re probably thinking. I mean, that’s the whole point of all the work you do in your business, right? But maybe you’re resisting it and you don’t even know it.

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where know just what to do and yet, for one reason or another, you simply don’t do it, even though you know you’d get results from taking action? Maybe you start your week with high expectations of all the new clients you’re going to attract, the networking events you’re going to attend, great blog posts you’re going to write and before you know it you find yourself not finishing things you’ve started, feeling paralyzed so nothing is getting done, not being able to make decisions or just feeling an overwhelming anxiety.

If any of these sounds like you, you are probably suffering from resistance. We all like to stay in our comfort zones. It is safe and easy. And why would we want to do something that is going to make us uneasy, apprehensive or uncomfortable? I think we all know the answer is because that is the only way we are ever going to grow. But knowing that and actually taking action? Well, that’s a whole different ball game.

There are lots of books, videos and articles with great tips and advice from others on how to overcome resistance. Today, I want to suggest just two little things that I try to do when I find myself running up against this. First, I try to acknowledge it rather than just ignore it. And second, I write down the top two or three things that I’ve been resisting, even though I know taking action on them would help my business. Once I have them written down, I try to imagine how I’ll feel once they are accomplished. If I can really visualize how that will feel, it sometimes makes it easier to take the steps I need to take.

Have you felt resistance in the course of starting or running your business? How did you overcome it? I would really love to hear your stories and tips in the comments at !


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