ResistanceAdapted from "Beyond the Wall of Resistance" by Rick Maurer
|When change comes we
often do not like it and it may not feel good. We resist change. Our resistance can block
change unless we can learn from it. Resistance provides information which can help change
move forward in a positive direction. For this to happen you must learn to engage
resistance and be energized by it.
that sense of, "I dont like it."
In the field of electronics the concept of resistance is well understood. A definition from a dictionary would say that, "Resistance is the opposition of a body or substance to current passing through it, resulting in a change of electrical energy into heat or another form of energy." The heat and the energy are desired and useful but can also create problems. Modifying this definition to apply to change and people it would read, "Resistance is the opposition of people to change passing through them, resulting in energy which can transform or stop progress." Resistance brings energy and that energy is valuable because it can be capitalized upon to aid the change process. In order to utilize resistance we must lean to embrace it and not avoid it. We must understand resistance is information. Follow the topics to learn more.
Maurer, Rick. Beyond the Wall of
Resistance: Unconventional strategies that build support for change. Austin, Texas:
Bard Press 1996