“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer – President and CEO of Yahoo!
For me breakthroughs happen two ways. I follow Marissa’s path and realize that the resistance is what happens when I am about to grow. Like a seedling in the ground, you need to push through that layer of soil in order to grow and I push and breakthrough the block.
If I am growing and expanding in some way that is in accordance to the Divine plan or contract, if I don’t push through what will happen is a breakdown. It is sort of the “we can do this the easy way or the hard way”.
If you have ever had a breakdown you will know what I am talking about. It isn’t pretty. I will be procrastinating – saying this isn’t the right time for something to change or happen. So the Divine starts poking at me and makes the situation I am avoiding change into something intolerable. It starts small and escalates little by little until I can’t stand it any longer. If I am still not moving, then the breakdown happens and things go crazy.
It may be that it was time to leave an employer and now I get fired. It could be that a friendship had been outgrown, becomes toxic and ends badly. It could be that my diet had to change, and now I have a serious illness because I didn’t do it. I am sure that most of you can think of things that you knew you had to let go of, in order for you to grow to the next level. And if you didn’t do it the easy way, by letting go of the resistance and poking your head through the soil, then the Divine ends up pushing you through in a painful way (hitting you on the head with the two-by-four).
I don’t know why we choose to resist. In most instances when we chose to push through, it wasn’t near as scary as our minds made it out to be. I have so many stories where I had this huge story I made up as to how hard something was going to be. When I finally made my mind up and pushed through it, and then I was scratching my head trying to figure out how I created that story in the first place.
I think that sometimes it is just the momentum of getting started. The visualization that I have in my head is around gardening, as it is something I like to do, but somehow always put off. Anyway, when you are digging and you have this large rock that needs to get moved, the inertia of getting it moving is hard, but you start it rocking back and forth, and then it begins to roll, which makes it really easy to keep it moving.
So today, I have a project that has been like that large rock that needs to move. I know that it is time, but because I am making up this huge story of how hard it is to get started, I have been putting it off. I have the best excuses of it’s not the right time; my cat getting attacked by the coyote; my dad getting all of the tests done on his heart and dealing with his condition; having new roommates moving in. All really good reasons (say excuses!). But I know better.
So today, I vow (big hairy promise) to get this rock moving in the right direction. No more reasons or excuses. I know that once I get started I will laugh at my resistance and everything will come together quickly, easily and in the best way possible. I have my intentions for what the completion will look like and I know that the Divine will bring me something that is perfect.
What rock can you release resistance to today? Everything is easier with help, so type a quick line to say what you will start pushing through, so I can be uplifted with your commitment and we can push through together!