Resistance By Steven Pressfield Analysis

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Author, Steven Pressfield defines resistance as a force that drives us from doing out best, by consuming us with fear about our gifts and talents. Resistance, stops us from doing things that can be good for us because the unknown afterwards is frightening. He characterizes resistance as fast, powerful, and almost addicting. It is circling around us, and yet we have no idea when it is going to hit us. Resistance is not something that we can see, instead it is something that we can feel. A negative feeling, that is meant to harm us, and stop us from doing good. He gave a personal example of a book he wrote, yet he did not share it because of the fear of rejection. This is a clear example of resistance crippling our potential. I thought this …show more content…
I have learned how to overcome some of these and I am still working through others. One of my biggest forms of resistance is fear. Fear consumed my life, it stopped me from doing activities I loved, and getting out of activities I hate. An example in my life is, when I was in high school I played on the varsity basketball team, and I hated it. I dreaded going to practice and games. Yet, I did not stop. While others might see this as a good thing since I did not give up, I look at it as huge mistake. I allowed fear to consume for four years. In those four years I could have found my passion, got better grades, spent more time with my family. I was terrified of what others would think, especially my coach. I let fear control me, and it is something that I am ashamed of. Once I got out of that terrible situation, I told myself that I was never going to allow myself to paralyzed by my fear. It has not been easy. I’ve learned that you can fall in love with your fear. I was in love with my fear, I was comfortable, and secure. It became a bad relationship, and the only way to help myself was to break up with it. Breaking up with my fear has been liberating, and freeing. I find myself happy and content. I still struggle with, but I have learned how to control it, instead of allowing it to control

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