TRANSFORMING YOUR HABITS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH PART 9
Any time a worthy quest is undertaken, you will encounter resistance. It’s important to know this from the beginning, to expect it, and prepare for it. Resistance is one of the most significant challenges to you reaching the goals of any life quest, including that for your best health.
In our video series, we have a more comprehensive breakdown of resistance. I’m giving you a couple of ideas to think about in this post. Resistance is both internal and external.
Internal resistance is a resistance that you create to whatever is necessary to reach your goals. Founded on your current beliefs about your abilities and who you are, your internal resistance is your current conditioned thinking patterns.
Your internal resistance is your primary obstacle to succeeding on your quest to your best health. You are your strongest opponent on this journey. At the same time, you’re also your strongest ally. We’re cultivating the parts of you that are an ally to this quest.
You have to understand what you want and deeply imprint it into your subconsciousness. You have to understand why you do what you do, where it came from, and begin to create new beliefs and new habits. With daily intentionality, you can get this done. You can automate habits and get rid of your own internal resistance.
The Quest is Worth the Resistance
It’s not easy, but no worthy quest is. It is absolutely attainable for you regardless of your current state of health and what happened in your past. You must overcome your own internal resistance. You cannot do it by beating up on yourself or telling yourself you “have to” or you “ought to.” You have to do it by creating the conditions where you desperately want and desire your best health. Then nothing will keep you from it. That will give you the strength to overcome.
In a later post, we discuss the basic foundations of willpower and that will also strengthen your ability to overcome internal resistance.
But once you recognize the ways in which you internally resist change, you can more effectively, and with intentionality, promote those beliefs about yourself that support your best health, and cut out the beliefs that resist your best health. You can do this. When you believe in your heart, with your strongest desires that you’re worth it, that this journey is worth it, you can overcome internal resistance and be your own biggest supporter.
In our next post, we cover how to prepare for and overcome external resistance to your quest for health.