Why resistance is a great sign, not a stop sign.

If there is something you are resisting right now, take note:

Whatever you’re resisting is probably a pathway to full potential. The greater the resistance, the greater the opportunity. 

RESISTANCE IS A MESSENGER

The role of resistance is to keep you in the known, where you feel safe and comfortable. But like I’ve said before, though resistance tells you it’s keeping you safe, it’s really keeping you small.

MIXED SIGNALS

Nonetheless, resistance is an important messenger. You just need to learn to interpret the signals differently.

When you notice resistance pop up (it looks like procrastination, self-doubt, self-sabotage, seeking out distractions, waffling, and hestitating), pay attention. Look it in the eye. But instead of interpreting resistance as a bad sign (you know, things like… “this isn’t the right thing for me” or “maybe the timing just isn’t right” or I guess I’m not really cut out for this” or “see, I’m not good enough or worthy enough”), start to see it as a great sign. 

RESISTANCE ISN’T A STOP SIGN, IT’S A GREAT SIGN

Resistance isn’t a sign that you should stop. It’s a sign that you should GO. It’s a signal you that you’re really on to something. 

Resistance tells you that what stands before you is a bonafide opportunity. A call for expansion. A shot at showing up and shining in a wonderful new way. Resistance is a beacon, guiding you towards actualising everything you are capable of –  A.K.A. your full potential.

Your potential is on the other side of the resistance. 

So when you next notice resistance pop up, don’t back down. Give yourself the go-ahead. Stop wasting all that energy dancing around the fire of resistance and instead, walk through it. Let the flames burn away your doubt and fear. What will be left is the truth of you: limitless possibility, boundless will, courageous action. 

MOVING THROUGH RESISTANCE IS A MUSCLE

Once you break through the seal of resistance, the rest is easy. You’ll be unstoppable. Because even when resistance shows up again, you’ll know what to do: breakthrough. Moving through resistance is a muscle. Every time you choose to walk through resistance instead of turning away from it, you melt another layer of self-doubt and build your strength and resolve. You uplevel. You progress. You get closer to your highest self, your fullest potential. 

STOP LETTING RESISTANCE RUN YOUR SHIT. 

So my friend, it’s time to stop letting resistance run your shit. Bite the bullet. Sit down. Sketch it out. Make the call. Write it down. Press send. Raise your hand. Start the damn thing. Finish the damn thing. 

FULL POTENTIAL AWAITS. 

Because you are bigger than the resistance you feel. And your full potential is waiting on the other side. 

 

DIG THIS? PIN IT ON YOUR PINTEREST BOARD. 

About the author
Caitlin Cady sitting on the beach at dusk and smiling softly at the camera

Caitlin Cady is an author, meditation teacher, and mama of three, on a mission to help you tune into your highest self and live to your full potential.

With certifications in Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and Somatic Stress Release, Caitlin’s work has been featured in Women’s Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Real Living and her positive perspectives and relatable, playful approach have inspired people across the globe to start living to their full potential.

Signed, Caitlin
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