What is internal resistance? - Deepstash
What is internal resistance?

What is internal resistance?

  • The Resistance is a mysterious hostile force, an enemy that has be bested.
  • Resistance is intrinsic to using your talents, and it has to be faced daily. But it is not a grim otherworldly force that blights our existence.
  • Internal resistance is not a free-standing inherently malevolent tendency of the universe.
  • It’s not the freaking Dark Side! It’s a part of us, and it is grows from the exact same soil as every talent and skill and goal we have.

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What can you do with your internal resistance?
  • Recognise that internal resistance is on your side.
  • Get curious about this pain that your brain is so worried about
  • Negotiate. [figure out what is motiving your internal resistance immediately, and even once you do, it can take some time to figure out how to address your fears and worries about pain in the offing.]
  • Recognise that you are not alone in this.

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Listening to your resistance.
  • Treat internal resistance as a form of wisdom rather than a malevolent opponent.
  • It can be helpful to remember that the force of your internal resistance is also a measure of how much you actually want to do the work, no matter how many days, you don’t quite manage to get there.
  • Sometimes the fears turn out to be imaginary, and sometimes the pain is very real.
  • Listening to your internal resistance & working in accordance with it will lead to immense growth.

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