Today I want to teach you something that has been fundamentally life changing for me. It took me some time to figure it out, but once it did, I was able to truly thrive.
I am confident it will be life changing for you as well and I hope you will give it a try.
First, I want you to think about something…
Most people only live at about 5% of their potential.
Five percent! That’s nothing when you think about it.
How does it make you feel that you have 95% of untapped potential, just waiting to be embraced?
It should make you feel pretty excited!
So why is it that so many of us are living below our true potential instead of striving for more of what we already hold within us?
Here’s what I believe: we, as human beings, like to stay safe. Because we want to stay safe, we feel resistance towards change. We don’t always realize this, but it’s true.
Often, we short-change our growth because we are subconsciously reacting to the resistance we feel and our inner selves are afraid of change. Even good change!
When Resistance Keeps You From Success
Maybe you’ve had a transformation goal – whether it be to lose weight, be more positive, eat more veggies, juice daily…
Or maybe you’ve tried to start your own business, pursue a relationship, better your overall health, or exercise regularly.
For a few days it works, but then one morning you wake up and don’t feel like doing it anymore. Nothing has changed necessarily, you were just starting to get a little uncomfortable.
Whether consciously or subconsciously, you started to feel resistance.
Instead of reaching for lemon water like you had the past few mornings, you reached for your favorite cup of coffee or that fancy mocha because it felt more comfortable – more familiar – to you.
But here’s the deal…
Resistance will kill your progress every time!
If you want to stop falling back on your New Year’s Resolutions, you’ve got to learn how to release resistance and get in flow.
The Secret To Breaking Free From Resistance
Here’s the big secret:
Resistance cannot exist when you are present.
In everything that we do, the more present that we become, the less resistance we will feel.
Remember, when you have a goal, it’s not just about the goal itself.
It’s about the journey you take to reach the goal.
This is where you’ll find the most fulfillment, happiness and growth.
Once you are able to release the fears and concerns of the past and pull your head out of the expectations of the future, you will arrive in the most significant, important space of your entire life.
The present moment.
It is time to accept and embrace the present moment. Your ability to do this will set you free and release that stagnant 95% of untapped potential you’ve been trying to find… that you already have within.
I’m sure you’ve experienced a time when you just aren’t happy. Not in your relationships. Your career. Your LIFE. The moment when you just aren’t happy with the NOW. You don’t like it and you feel so much pressure that it is suffocating and you are furious because you can’t get what you want right now.
Being unhappy in the moment makes you a victim. You’re choosing to be helpless.
Think of it this way: if you want to get out of your house, you probably wouldn’t try to break through the wall… you would go through the door.
When you are in a hatin’ mood you feel trapped and just looking at the door makes you depressed and angry and you think the only way to get out would be if you could somehow break through the wall.
But when you breathe and embrace the moment, you are deciding that the current situation isn’t good or bad… it just is.
Once you accept this truth, you can calmly decide how to alter it to be what you desire. You become empowered.
We have to create the reality we want – and learn to not become victims to the reality in front of us.
The longer you resist, the longer it takes to get what you actually desire and deserve.
A Breathing Exercise
Still not sure how to apply this to your life? Here is a breathing/meditation exercise you can use to get you started.
Take a few slow, deep breaths, in and out. Try to pull your focus into the now. Next, when you breath in, breath in acceptance.
Focus on breathing in acceptance for everything that IS. You don’t have to agree with how things are or even like them, just accept them.
Next, when you breath out, breath out resistance. Release any resistance or tension you feel in your body.
Repeat as necessary.
You are a child of the universe. You have incredible potential. I believe in you! More than anything, I want you to believe in yourself and start enjoying each day you have to live.
Don’t be discouraged when things don’t end up how you’d planned. You have the power to change your situation as well as the power to choose how you react.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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