Overcoming Resistance

Mark Miller

The extent to which we can overcome Resistance in our lives will determine the impact we have on the world.


Inspired by Stephen Pressfield’s classic book, The War of Art, in my last two posts, I shared some of the ways Resistance can compromise our life and our leadership. Today, I want to tackle the bigger question: How can I combat resistance?


This may be the biggest question I’ve attempted to address since I started this blog. The stakes are sky high. As leaders, we must be first into battle on this issue. Those we lead will follow our lead. If we are defeated by Resistance the odds are high they will be, too.

I’m personally challenged on this issue… Resistance is real in my life as much as it is yours. I battle it every day. My failure to overcome Resistance is the reason I’m out of shape and at least 10 lbs. overweight; it’s the reason my next book project is not further along; and it’s the root cause behind most of the things I struggle with in life. Acknowledging these shortcomings gives me all the more reason to continue to fight!

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