Leaders take responsibility for their world. And resisting our world is the opposite: We go into Victim mode. A leadership mindset has us explore our resistance with a view of what a relationship or situation calls us to learn. To do that, we must first accept what is.
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“What we resist, persists” is an often cited quote by Carl Jung.
And neuroscience backs him up: When we resist something, we remain stuck in the unconscious fight, flight, or freeze response. We cannot seem to stop complaining about our job, our boss, our pointless task.
To those around us, we sound like a broken record.
They can clearly see us feeding our negative feelings, trapped in thinking that we cannot do anything to change our situation and relationships. We’re the only ones who cannot see that, and because they don’t want to argue, our listeners just let us rant and tune out.