Last week I decided to go out for a run. Now, it had been over 6 months since my last run and I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. It was raining, with a slight chill in the air, but I was determined to do this. I crossed the street and began running into the park only to find myself cold, wet and winded after being about 500 feet into my run, seriously. Should I stop? Why not go tomorrow when it’s nicer outside? But, I decided to keep going in spite of how I felt. I pushed through my resistance and kept running. Soon after that decision, I got a shot of adrenaline, or dopamine or whatever gives you a boost at those times, and began to feel great! I ended up running the entire course and ended my run feeling energetic and victorious.
A Small but Significant Victory
This was a small but significant victory for me that taught me a great lesson. Resistance will always be present when seeking to accomplish a goal. However, victory over the resistance comes from reminding ourselves of the goal beyond our resistance, that there is victory when we push through it!
Pushing Through Your Practice Resistance
When you don’t feel like practicing today, take 5 minutes and focus on one thing, just one thing. Push through the resistance of boredom, or the many distractions that surround you. Think about what lies beyond the obstacles of resistance and push through to your goal! Don’t let resistance get the best of you. Then, remember that victorious feeling and do it again tomorrow!.