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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Friday, February 12, 2016

Embrace the resistance

Don’t see it as an obstacle. See it as a chance to discover how committed you are to moving forward.

Don’t see it as a problem. See it as a way to gain new strength.

Does it seem that the world pushes against you every time you set out to make progress? Actually, the resistance you encounter is providing a path to your goal, and a way to create something of value.

If the quest were too easy, reaching it would have no significance. It is precisely the difficulties, challenges and obstacles that give your work meaning.

You’re already strong and capable, becoming stronger with every challenge. Embrace the resistance, appreciate it for what it offers, and you’ll find yourself moving steadily through it.

Instead of complaining that the work is too hard, celebrate that it’s sufficiently challenging to produce a valuable, meaningful reward. Then keep up the good work, reaping all the benefits that come from doing so.

— Ralph Marston

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