Episode 7 Resistance

Welcome to Momentum Monday. I’m your host, Paul Halme. This week we’re going to be talking about resistance. Resistance is that feeling, a lot of times you don’t even know what it really is, when you’re trying to do something different outside of your norm. You start to feel uncomfortable, and literally your body almost tries to stop you from doing what you’re trying to accomplish. I really didn’t understand what that was until I read the book, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, which is an amazing book.

What really put things into perspective for me was what resistance is. I didn’t really realize it at the time when I was facing one of the biggest decisions of my life, that I felt a ton of resistance not only from myself but from people that were super close to me that I thought had my best interests in mind but didn’t want to see me push out and break out of what I was doing.

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, which is an amazing book. What really put things into perspective for me was what resistance is. I didn’t really realize it at the time when I was facing one of the biggest decisions of my life, that I felt a ton of resistance not only from myself but from people that were super close to me that I thought had my best interests in mind but didn’t want to see me push out and break out of what I was doing.
It was right after I graduated from college. I had a decision to stay where I was or to move and try something new and totally different. I took a huge risk moving a thousand miles away with nothing. I had a car, a motorcycle, a mattress and a dresser, basically moved with nothing. It was probably one of the scariest things I ever did. When I would tell people about it they thought I was crazy and didn’t really want to see me do it. That was a really hard thing for me to deal with because you’re facing your own internal resistance, but then you get external resistance too which makes it even harder. When I read this book, it really put it into perspective for me because every time I try to do something outside of my norm with this podcast or with a blog or making a DVD, things like that, we always think this is going to suck. Nobody is going to like this. Nobody is going to want to listen to this. Nobody is going to want to watch this.

When I read this book, it really put it into perspective for me because every time I try to do something outside of my norm with this podcast or with a blog or making a DVD, things like that, we always think this is going to suck. Nobody is going to like this. Nobody is going to want to listen to this. Nobody is going to want to watch this.

When I read this book, it really put it into perspective for me because every time I try to do something outside of my norm with this podcast or with a blog or making a DVD, things like that, we always think this is going to suck. Nobody is going to like this. Nobody is going to want to listen to this. Nobody is going to want to watch this.
A lot of times we’re our own worst enemy, it’s in our head. We’re breaking past that resistance. By doing the work and getting out there and creating, then you blow past that resistance. Then you get to another level, and you reach another level of resistance. It really put things into perspective for me because every time I’d try something new it felt so uncomfortable. It’s like the first day of doing Jiu Jitsu versus now 20 something years later it’s night and day. It’s fun and easy, but in the beginning there was a ton of resistance working my way up. Every time you go up to another belt, another rank, you get faced with resistance. It’s like in your life when you want to do something bigger and better, you’re going to have people that are going to make fun of you, talk down about it because a lot of times they’re not comfortable with where they’re at and their level dealing with resistance.

Every time you go up to another belt, another rank, you get faced with resistance. It’s like in your life when you want to do something bigger and better, you’re going to have people that are going to make fun of you, talk down about it because a lot of times they’re not comfortable with where they’re at and their level dealing with resistance.

Every time you go up to another belt, another rank, you get faced with resistance. It’s like in your life when you want to do something bigger and better, you’re going to have people that are going to make fun of you, talk down about it because a lot of times they’re not comfortable with where they’re at and their level dealing with resistance.
I’m not going to lie, it’s scary to step out of your shell and go do things. When you get to that point when you feel that resistance, just sit down and do some work. Don’t try to do a million things, but what’s your big goal? Do you want to write a book? Do you want to create a product? Anything you want to create, when you start feeling that level of resistance, start working on it, just small amounts. Sit down and hammer out a little bit of information. Put that together, and then go from there. You can work yourself through the resistance, and then you start to feel more comfortable with where you’re at. Then you bump up to the next level, and the next level, and then the next level.

Put that together, and then go from there. You can work yourself through the resistance, and then you start to feel more comfortable with where you’re at. Then you bump up to the next level, and the next level, and then the next level.
I wanted to share that with you. That was a really big turning point in my life. I didn’t realize it at the time, but then I read this book, and it made it all make sense 20 years later after I moved here, and it all happened. You’re going to face resistance. You’re going to face challenges. You’re going to face obstacles, but by doing the work you can keep pushing along and pushing along, getting to that next level you’re trying to get to. That could be different for everybody. Everybody has a different journey, everybody has a different level they’re trying to get to. When you try to break outside the norm, it’s going to be different. It’s going to be hard, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.

That could be different for everybody. Everybody has a different journey, everybody has a different level they’re trying to get to. When you try to break outside the norm, it’s going to be different. It’s going to be hard, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.
With that being said, make sure you check out that book. It’s a pretty quick read, Do the Work. I really enjoyed it, I highly recommend it. It’s Monday, so make sure you get out there. Set your week up, and let’s crush some goals. Let’s get some stuff done and look forward to next week’s episode. I know I said I was going to have a guest on this one, but some schedules got changed up. I’m going to do a two-part one in the next two weeks. I’m super excited, heading out to New York for this one. It’s going to be cool. Stay tuned. If you haven’t yet, please make sure to subscribe and share this podcast with anybody that you know it might help and get out there and kick this week’s ass. That wasn’t very good.

I’m super excited, heading out to New York for this one. It’s going to be cool. Stay tuned. If you haven’t yet, please make sure to subscribe and share this podcast with anybody that you know it might help and get out there and kick this week’s ass.

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