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Amazing Possibilities!

  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

The Battle With Resistance

The alarm clock goes off . It’s time to get out of bed. This is your

fi rst decision of the day. Will you get out of bed or hit the snooze

button? You press the snooze button and roll over.

What just happened? No big deal, right? Wrong. You just lost

the fi rst battle of the day. Resistance just kicked your butt. Resistance

has broken your will before you’ve even gotten out of bed.

You will most likely be its slave for the rest of the day.

I have been battling resistance my whole life. As we get a little

further into this book I think you will discover you have been too.

What is resistance? It’s that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do

something that you know is good for you, it’s the inclination to do

something that you unabashedly know is not good for you, and

it’s everything in between. It’s the desire and tendency to delay

something you should be doing right now.

Do you ever feel like you are your own worst enemy? Have you

ever thought you could accomplish great things if only you weren’t

so busy with so many little things? Do you struggle to make decisions

with confi dence? Are you tired of setting goals and not

accomplishing them? Do you procrastinate? Are you afraid to say

what you really think and feel? Then this book is for you.

If you’ve ever tried to accomplish anything worthwhile, then

you’ve been face-to-face with resistance. You may not have called

it by that name in the past, but I suspect you will in the future. It

helps to call it by its name. In every moment of every day, resistance

is there, waiting to pounce.

The hardest war to win is one you don’t

even realize you are fighting, and the

hardest enemy to defeat is the one you

don’t even know exists. Every day you are

at war with resistance.

Make no mistake, resistance is your enemy. It will not quietly go

away and leave you alone. You have to slay it like a dragon, and

you have to slay it anew each day.

How does resistance manifest? It wears a thousand masks,

many of which are so eff ective we don’t even recognize resistance

is behind them. Laziness, procrastination, fear, doubt, instant

gratifi cation, self-loathing, indecision, escapism, pride, self-deception,

friction, tension, and self-sabotage are just some of the

ways resistance manifests its ugly self in our lives and causes

us to settle for so much less than God has imagined for us. You

cannot become the-best-version-of-yourself unless you wake up

every morning ready to slay resistance. It stands between you

and the person God created you to be. Resistance stands between

you and happiness.

Matthew Kelly

From Resisting Happiness

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