The most common reaction people have when they meet resistance is to back away and search for another path, usually one less contentious, one that doesn’t stretch their capacity or comfort zone. This other path usually leads nowhere through an ever lessening sequence of diminishing resistance. It eventually gets you to a point of indifferent value where you will be comfortable enough to push through an almost inexistent hurdle. This is what people mean by the path of low resistance, and it is one road you should never find yourself travelling.
What you should do when you encounter difficulty is realize you’re unto something that has real value, something worth fighting for. What you should do is push through the challenge and work your way up to goals that require more effort, not less. This is the only way to grow, the only way to achieve your potential. Through consistent effort you find your strength, your gifts, your worth and your confidence.
Speaking of confidence, some say it is something you are born with, but that’s not entirely true. Confidence is the wage of the effort you put in and the summation of all the struggles you already overcame.
Letters to Lelia – Letter Twenty One – Charting your path