Resistance Friend or Foe

I have observed resistance in myself recently, especially around new ideas, and also resistance in others. Resistance is commonly seen in a negative light, particularly when we feel that others are being resistant to suggestions, ideas or simply doing something differently. 

Often, from the outside, resistance looks like we’re digging our heels in and want to stay exactly where we are. However, there are different drivers behind resistance: 

  • Fear based resistance, keeps us stagnant – it is not always effective, however, sometimes it can be necessary. 


  • Aligned based resistance, allows for space – it gives us a moment to establish if the new idea/suggestion is in our best interest. 

Next time you feel resistance, create some space to allow yourself to check in with which one you might be experiencing.