Hello, nice to meet you.
Who am I, you ask?
I’m Sarah’s resistance.
I’m her voice of fear. I’m the one that keeps her playing small.
She usually doesn’t even know that I’m there.
That’s why she has good friends - to help her see me.
So this week she had a conversation all about me.
And I figured that now that I’m out in the open, I might as well start writing to you.
No, I’m not taking over Sarah’s job. But I will come and substitute for her once in a while.
Just so you know that I exist.
Because it’s time that I stop hiding and letting you think that she has everything worked out.
Yes, she’s smart. Yes, she has lots of great ideas.
But she also has resistance.
And if we’re being honest here, everyone has a little friend called ‘resistance’.
There are lots of flavors to resistance.
Resistance to change.
Resistance to commitment.
Resistance to sharing.
Resistance to connecting.
Resistance to learning.
Resistance to success.
I know I’m a little biased here, but I think that people should celebrate their resistance. Because when I start start speaking really loudly, it means that you’re up to something really good.
Oh, shoots! I just gave away my biggest secret. Too late.
But now that you know the secret, please realize that resistance is not something to be embarrassed about.
Being that you’re an ambitious human being, I will probably always be your friend.
As you attempt to reach new heights in business, I will come out really strongly.
Remember that you are not the only one with a loud resistance.
Other people have resistance, too.
And when you share your experiences, they feel seen and understood.
So don’t avoid me.
I’m here. And I don’t plan on going away any time soon.
You have lots of beautiful things to accomplish in this world and I would love to come along for the ride.