Admittedly, I’m no Trekkie. I’ve never even watched one minute of a Star Trek movie or television episode.
And yet the quote “Resistance is futile” came to my mind this week.
If we are being attacked by some parasitic alien force that takes over our bodies and makes us their puppets, then this line is entirely true. Resistance is futile. (Yes, I had to actually search the quote to get the context. Apparently, this was spoken by the Borg –said parasitic alien force. Whatever.)
But in every day life, resistance serves a purpose.
In today’s video, I share a bit about the role resistance has played in my development. It’s not always a “sign”.
The problem isn’t the resistance itself. The problem is in our desire to identify it as a “sign” that we’re maybe not on the right path or pursuing the right thing.
From my experience, every obstacle, every roadblock and every single weed that I’ve had to whack my way through on this path of entrepreneurship has served an important lesson.
When we can learn to see resistance as a test against our desire to persevere and keep going, it’s much easier to embrace those hard times that will inevitably come.
The truly scary paths? We won’t always know what we’ll find on the other side. We may very well decide it’s not what we want.
But we get to look back at all our efforts, all the crap we cleared away and be proud of who we’ve become on the journey.
And whether the goal is ultimately worth it or not, you are.
You are so, so worth that effort.
If you decide you truly are too tired to fight, too spent to keep going, it really is okay.
Just make sure you’re seeing that resistance for what it really is: a challenge to overcome. Not a sign that you’re not meant to be where you are.
After all, if it was easy, everyone would do it.
And you, my dear goal crushing, dream chasing, bold, inspiring friend, are not “everyone”.
You’ve got this.