This week, I had a meeting with my team about Warrior Women.
Excitement over took me as I explained to everyone how fantastic the book was and how we needed to do the practices Grant Cardone taught.
Completely on fire, we began talking.
The 10x Rule, in a nut shell, is where you 10x your goal.
From there, you 10x the amount of work you think it will take to achieve your vision.
Sounds like a plan that makes sense, right?
Have you ever been super pumped about doing a new idea, got down to work, and decided maybe it’s not such a good idea?
As soon as we started talking about actual action steps…
I started to feel sick to my stomach.
I thought, “Ohmiheck! I’m going to do what? That is what it takes to ten times things? THAT is freaking me out!!
Immediately, I began thinking of all the rude things people would think or say or do when I started taking these action steps we outlined.
I wanted to hit the reverse button and hear the back up beeper.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Let’s go back and talk about fun, easy, comfortable things we could do.
That’s what I wanted to say.
But I thought it!
That’s our brains!
Our brains are telling us…
It’s not important…
It’s not the idea you thought it could be…
You don’t have the time…
It’s not like you have to do it RIGHT NOW…
You could do this later…
So many things.
Our brains like comfort.
They like us to stay where we are….
Whatever it takes to get us to abandon the xyz (whatever it is) scary, crazy vision or goal.
Our brains will do it.
Since Monday, my brain has been sending me all kinds of crappy thoughts like:
You totally can’t do this.
What a dumb idea.
That person will think you are stupid.
You’re not as capable, smart, or awesome as you think.
My brain is using every tactic it can think of to get me to:
I sat down and had a talk with my brain.
Thank you for caring about me.
I know you want to keep me safe.
I’m going for this anyway.
I know it’s important.
I’m not going to believe all the crappy thoughts you keep sending me to get me to quit.
This is happening.
You can keep freaking out if you want to but…
I’m ignoring you.
Steven Pressfield says:
“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb:
The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance.
Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.
That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance.”
Let me tell you, the resistance and fear is strong.
Which means, I’m totally on the right track!
This enterprise I’ve begun IS important to me and to the growth of my soul and to countless other women’s souls.
I will not back down.
Have you felt the resistance?
About something you know you need to do?
Did you get inspired about something and have your brain try to talk you out of it?
Did your brain tell you…
You don’t need to do it?
It’s not a big deal.
Don’t worry about it?
I get it.
I’m in it.
My brain is saying that kind of junk, too.
We can do this anyway, though, right?
Let’s not back down.
Let’s not wave the white flag.
Let’s put on our armor and let’s go out and battle resistance.
Let’s give it our best and then some.
Swing the sword.
Take that resistance!
Raise the shield.
Take that fear!
I am a Warrior.
YOU are a Warrior.
We will win this battle!
To giving resistance a fight it won’t soon forget,