The ability to overcome internal resistance when setting new goals can be the difference in achieving them or not.
The better we understand what resistance is coming up for us, the more likely we can overcome them.
There are three levels of setting goals, based on:
- What we know we can do or achieve.
- What we think we can do or achieve.
- What we really want, which are our dreams.
If we set goals based on the first two, they don’t classify as goals because we won’t grow. The purpose of setting goals is to challenge ourselves to do something we haven’t done before. In achieving our goals, we’ll grow as a person and tap into resources within us.
What Can Hold You Back From Achieving Your Goals
When we set goals based on what we really want, that can bring up a lot of internal resistance. This is because we don’t know how to achieve them. We also may have thoughts whether we can achieve them.
These thoughts of doubt, concern, worry, uncertainty are all examples of internal resistance we must address.
Whenever we set goals, there is usually excitement and higher levels of energy initially. As time goes by, if we don’t address our internal resistance, our goals may become a grind. This can lead to delays in achieving them or us quitting our goals.
Our internal resistance can play out as excuses, justifications, blaming or complaining why we cannot achieve our goals. That’s the power they have over us, which is why we must learn to overcome our internal resistance.