Resistance in our everyday lives can serve as an excellent catalyst for helping us to build an inner-strength that is strong and tough enough to help us overcome a lot of different types of challenges in life. I believe that most people view resistance (in the form of difficulties, challenges and tough times etc) as this terrible thing that needs to be avoided at all costs. Other people believe that this type of resistance is “unfair” or “unjustified” and that they’d do anything to get rid of it. While I do agree that we should always seek the path of least resistance in life, sometimes we are making a huge deal out of smaller challenges; water always seeks the path of least resistance by flowing from the top of a hill to its bottom. The whole point is to figure out how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most amount of work done. I don’t believe that nature sits around and thinks about what it’s doing, it just does what’s in its nature.
Resistance Builds Strength Inside and Out
If you have ever done any kind of exercise, strength training or weight lifting then you will, without a doubt, know that the stress and resistance generated on your body by these forms of exercise generates growth in the form of increased size, strength and endurance. All of our life challenges work the same way. By gradually overcoming resistance in life we will build more and more inner and outer strength.
It can be quite hard to judge just how much inner-strength we’ve built, but I can guarantee you that the progress happens. For example – would you consider yourself the same person that you were, say, 5 years ago? If you think about it, the answer will most likely be a “no”. This is because you’ve had 5 years worth of unique challenges, problems and resistances that you’ve faced and overcome to develop your new-found strength.
As we get older and progress through life, we tend to have more and more experience with what it takes to overcome resistance. If you’re stuck on the same problems, then maybe they are a bit too difficult for you at the moment and perhaps you should reassess what you are aiming for and try to decrease the size and scope of the goal. For other people, knowing exactly why and for what reasons you want to achieve your goals for tend to help. Achieving a goal for the purposes of further advancing and sharing your talents for the benefits of others is a more noteworthy and fulfilling reason then is to just want to accomplish something because you think it’ll make you rich. You might not believe this at first glance, but a lot of people hold themselves back because they focus on these ideas of making tremendous amount of money (greed) when in their truest of nature, they just want to help others, be generous and just find happiness with sharing their talents, gifts and abilities to the world.