In strength training, resistance can come from external or internal sources. This means that you can use external weights to create resistance, or you can utilize the principles of progressive calisthenics to get stronger with just your own bodyweight.
The same concept applies to just about everything else in life, too. Resistance can always be internal as well as external.
Sometimes I feel like factors outside of myself are holding me back from doing the things I want to in life. However, when I examine the situation closer, I often see that the resistance comes more from own internal limiting beliefs than anything else.
We all have things that we would like to accomplish, yet we feel like there is some insurmountable obstacle stopping us from doing so. Well there is: our own fears and insecurities. It's very easy to ignore this truth, however, instead choosing to blame circumstances outside of your control for your lack of action.
The next time you notice yourself blaming external factors for your internal experience, try to take an honest look at yourself and see if you can identify ways in which you might be sabotaging your own efforts.
This is a different kind of "resistance training" - training yourself to recognize your own subconscious resistance to growth.
As hard as it is to do a handstand in the middle of Times Square, it can be even harder to admit that the only thing keeping you from reaching your full potential is your own set of self-imposed limitations.
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