Less Resistance and More Persistence
Let it go and keep going.
But you have to let it go before you can keep it going.
But you can’t keep it going if you can’t get started.
Now that I’m well into persistence, I see resistance as less of an issue. It’s because I’m in the middle of it that resistance is no longer an issue.
Sports is always an easy and effective analogy. If I’m in shape then another sports challenge isn’t as big of a deal. If you want me to run a marathon and I’ve been running 10k’s then sure, it’ll be a challenge, but I know what I need to do. Or even if the challenge were a triathlon and I’m not a good swimmer but I’m strong in cycling and OK in running, I wouldn’t be as resistant.
Editor’s note: I heard this phrase today on a class and it struck me enough to text myself to remember it. I didn’t need the text to remember, I remembered. Usually when something strikes a cord, I want/need to write about it to dig a little deeper into it, to see what it means to me. That’s what I’m doing here. But, this time anyway, I’m not sure there’s that much more to dig into, maybe the concept is just that simple.
If I had to choose (and I don’t), I’d say resistance is tougher. It’s that Day 1, it’s the first step that most people find difficult. Then persisting, keeping it up isn’t so hard once you’ve broken down that first barrier.