If you’re attempting anything of significance, expect resistance. Try to do anything extraordinary and you’ll immediately feel the gravity of the status quo pulling you back to the common level of life.
Task #27: Anticipate the resistance you’ll face and prepare your response now; write it down in your Leap Journal.
At the first sign of trouble, most people attempting something great are ambushed by their own emotions. Think of the advantage you’d have if you already knew how you would respond to a specific trial.
No doubt you put some thought into this while testing your overall plan. However, the responses you came up with were planning responses, not necessarily emotional ones. Explore the following possible roadblocks—how would they make you feel and how will you personally respond to them?
- Opposition. What if someone openly opposes you and/or your dream?
- Success. How will you respond if opportunities present themselves sooner than you had planned?
- Setbacks. How will you feel if something doesn’t go according to your plan—such as failing to meet a critical deadline?
- Doubt. What will you do when you begin to lose faith in your ability to accomplish this dream?
What would be your biggest roadblock and how will you emotionally respond to it?