“I want exponential growth in our business ”. This is something which every ambitious business leader would say. How to really build a growth mindset.
Here are some steps:
- Understand the sources of Internal resistance
- Understand the sources of External resistance
- Build Trust – Internally and externally
- Know your Purpose
- Love your purpose
In this blog, we will focus on internal resistance to begin our exploration of ways to develop people.
What could be sources of Internal mental resistance?
Internal mental resistance refers to the psychological factors that can hinder or impede personal growth, behaviour change, or the pursuit of goals. Here are some common sources of internal mental resistance:
- Fear and uncertainty: Fear of the unknown, failure, rejection, or change can create resistance within our minds. The fear of stepping out of one’s comfort zone or taking risks can prevent individuals from pursuing their goals or trying new things.
- Self-doubt and limiting beliefs: Negative self-talk, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs can create mental resistance. Beliefs such as “I’m not good enough,” “I don’t deserve success,” or “I’ll never be able to do it” can hold individuals back and prevent them from taking action.
- Procrastination: Procrastination is a form of internal resistance where individuals delay or avoid taking action on tasks or goals. It can be driven by factors such as perfectionism, fear of failure, lack of motivation, or difficulty in prioritizing.
- Comfort zones and inertia: People naturally tend to gravitate towards their comfort zones, which can lead to resistance when it comes to stepping outside of familiar territory. Inertia or resistance to change can make it difficult to break old habits or adopt new ones.
- Lack of self-discipline and motivation: Internal resistance can arise from a lack of self-discipline and motivation. When individuals struggle to stay committed, focused, or maintain consistency, it becomes challenging to overcome obstacles and achieve desired outcomes.
- Negative past experiences or traumas: Previous negative experiences or traumas can create internal resistance by instilling fear, anxiety, or a sense of unworthiness. These experiences can create mental barriers that inhibit personal growth and progress.
- Perceived lack of resources or skills: Believing that one lacks the necessary resources, skills, or knowledge to achieve a goal can generate internal resistance. This perception may lead to feelings of inadequacy or overwhelm, preventing individuals from taking action.
- Resistance to change and loss of identity: Change often involves leaving behind familiar routines, roles, or identities. Internal resistance can arise when individuals feel attached to their current state or fear losing a sense of identity, even if the change could lead to personal growth or fulfilment.
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It’s important to recognize and address these sources of internal mental resistance in order to overcome them. Strategies such as setting realistic goals, cultivating self-compassion, challenging limiting beliefs, seeking support from others, and practising self-reflection can help individuals break through mental barriers and achieve personal growth.