What you resist, persists. —Carl Jung
Sometimes it’s hard to look life in the eye.
Maybe you’re feeling disappointed about where you are with your goals, your year, or where you thought you’d be at this stage in your life.
And maybe you’re keen on making changes.
You feel inclined to just get into action and do something—anything—to get unstuck and move forward. You don’t want to dwell on the way things are, you just want to change them.
The irony is if you’re resisting certain parts of your life today (probably those parts you want to change), there’s a good chance those parts will persist.
They may disguise themselves in slightly different forms, but they’ll come right along with you into the future you’re creating for yourself.
The key is being willing to look life in the eye as it is today—the upside and the downside, the proverbial good, bad, and ugly.
Don’t gloss past what’s not working or what you don’t like in your haste to change it. Don’t resist. Instead: Look at, accept, and then change.
Have you had an experience where what you resisted persisted?