If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I am a huge believer in setting goals and creating a plan of action to achieve them. You also know I am all about writing them down so you can see the fluidity of your plan. There is one we haven’t talked about yet and that is resistance.

Resistance is that pull to deviate from your plan which usually shows up as inaction or avoidance. For example, skipping the gym after work or zoning out in the front of the television instead of reading the next chapter or making that sales call.

What I want to offer you today are a few ways to prepare yourself when resistance shows up. And just to be clear, it shows up for everyone. What matters most is how you handle it when it does.

How will you stay motivated when you feel like bailing on your plan?

This is when you need to anchor back into your why. Why have you chosen your goal?

What does achieving it mean to you?

How do you want to show up in the world?

@@One thing I have observed is when your “why” is bigger than you, when it’s rooted in service to others, be it family or potential clients, you will find a way to stay on track.@@

Here's one thing that I feel is vitally important:

Be kind to yourself!

Here's the deal, you will not always be on point. There will be times when you won't follow the game plan. And when that happens you can't beat yourself up about it. You just can't. You have to be kind to yourself. Your thinking has to come from a place of love. There is no way around it. Now, let's be clear, I am not talking about  making excuses or letting yourself off the hook. What I'm talking about is loving yourself even when you fall short and not using it as an opportunity to wallow in negative self-talk. The downward spiral of negative chatter is not going to mentally lift you back up so that you will stay the course. Think about how you'd talk to your best friend. What would you say to get them back on track? Now take all of that love, patience and kindness, and turn it inward.

How will you prepare yourself for the resistance when it shows up?

This is where the real work comes in. You have to be prepared. It's a must.

@@Plan for being thrown off course and challenged.@@ 

Have the blueprint already in your mind so you are able to work through it. That might look like having an accountability partner you can call on. It may mean going to the gym before work instead of blowing it off after a long day in the office. It could mean doing a negative thought download exercise to empty your mind so you can recalibrate your thinking.

Do you have any questions for me? I am hosting a virtual office hour call on tomorrow. Did these tips help you to create a plan so that you can work through resistance however it shows up in your life? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

 


Love + Light,

Dawn


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