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Resistance's Greatest Hits



The Whole Person Blog: Week Six, Day Two, Part 1/2 - Resistance's Greatest Hits

Writings inspired by Steven Pressfield: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art and Self Sabotage here

Overcoming Resistance and Why Talent Doesn't Matter here

Lessons from the Original Spartans here

Monday, February 3rd, 2020


Steven Pressfield writes:

"The following is a list, in no particular order, of those activities that most commonly elicit Resistance (I've paraphrased the list for brevity):

  • The pursuit of any calling in any creative art

  • The launching of any entrepreneurial venture

  • Any diet or health regimen

  • Any program of spiritual advancement

  • Any activity whose aim is tighter abdominals

  • Any program designed to overcome an unwholesome habit or addiction

  • Education of every kind

  • Any act of political, moral, or ethical courage

  • Any act that entails commitment of the heart

  • The taking of any principled stand in the face of adversity

In other words, any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term growth, health, integrity, or any act that derives from our higher nature instead of our lower nature. Any of these will elicit Resistance."


As mentioned yesterday, my stance is that Resistance is the manifestation of a NO consciousness--a limited identity resulting in a poor-self image. Notice his list above; each of those activities requires that you're able to say YES to yourself. But if you see yourself as a NO, you will not feel worthy of the effort it takes to achieve those goals, and it will feel like an obligation, something you have to do instead of something you get to do.

Nor will you be in a position to receive the abundance associated with any of those realities. This blog expands on the point I'm trying to make.


The Whole Person Project, which solves the NO identity crisis, and subsequently, every challenge you're facing, is kicking off this Wednesday, February 5th with pre-course content, focusing on the importance of reframing (how we define) success. The full launch takes place the following Wednesday, February 12th. Prices have been dropped by 1/3 to make the course accessible, and the rates will be going up this Saturday. Click here for details and to register.


Join me this evening for a MindBodySpirit Coaching Call. We will discuss the concepts described in the blog I referenced above on the Ceilings of Abundance. Register here.

"Resistance is always lying and always full of shit." Steven Pressfield

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