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Steps to Overcome Resistance and Start Taking Action

Overcome resistance and take action with these steps to increase productivity and achieve your goals.

As a human being, it is natural to feel resistance when faced with a new task or change. However, this resistance can prevent us from making progress and achieving our goals.

It's essential to overcome this resistance and start taking action. In this blog post, we'll discuss the steps you can take to overcome resistance.

Step 1: Identify the root cause of your resistance

The first step to overcoming resistance is to identify why you are feeling resistant in the first place. Is it because you are afraid of failing? Are you unsure of the outcome? Are you afraid of change? Once you have identified the root cause of your resistance, you can start working on overcoming it.

You can use the inboxing method to dump all the things that you feel are possible causes of resistance on our note-taking app.

Step 2: Reframe your thinking

One of the biggest reasons for resistance is negative thinking. If you're constantly telling yourself that you can't do something, you'll never be able to do it. Instead, try reframing your thinking and focusing on what you can do. Instead of saying, "I can't do this," say, "I can learn how to do this." This simple change in mindset can make a big difference in overcoming resistance.

Step 3: Break your goal into smaller steps

Breaking your goal into smaller, manageable steps (batching) can help overcome resistance. You'll feel more in control and less overwhelmed when you see the small steps rather than one giant task. This can also help you stay motivated and on track as you progress toward your goal.

Step 4: Get started (Eat the Frog)

The final step in overcoming resistance is to take action (eating the frog). No matter how small the step, it's essential to get started and make progress. Even if you don't see immediate results, the momentum you build by taking action will help you overcome resistance and continue progressing toward your goal.

Step 5: Surround yourself with a positive network

A supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues can help you overcome resistance. They can provide encouragement and motivation and help you stay accountable to your goals when needed. Surrounding yourself with positive people who believe in you can help you overcome resistance and start taking action.


By identifying the root cause of your resistance, reframing your thinking, breaking down your goal into smaller steps, surrounding yourself with positive support, and getting started, you can overcome resistance and start progressing toward your goal.

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