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What You Resist Will Persist

Apr 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Holly Bilicki

Holly Bilicki

Consider how your life would change if you let go of worry, resentment, shame, regret and fear—just to name a few “negative” emotions.

Sit with your answer for a moment. Don’t cheat. Nobody is collecting your data except your subconscious.

Let’s start with how you look at change and uncertainty. Notice if it makes you frustrated or easily irritated, and imagine or remember what happens if your boss, friend or partner tells you something you don’t agree with. Pay attention to how you handle life when it’s out of your control.

The lens you look through and your world view is predominantly formed when you’re young.

Get ready to do some deep work here and ask yourself the following question: What are your core values? Below are some ideas to start with. When you hear these words, write down what comes up for you. Be truthful. You can add to the list, but don’t remove any items.

  • Truth
  • Creation
  • God
  • Family
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • Education
  • Money

Look at your answers and take note of whether you answered quickly; whether you judged yourself; or whether you were irritated with the exercise. If you noticed that you’re avoiding doing the work, ask yourself why.

There are no right or wrong answers. This exercise is to better understand where your beliefs originated and if they’re limiting you and your potential. For you to tap into your inner beauty, please understand that it’s okay to get uncomfortable. Remember the saying, “What you resist will persist.”

How you see the world is your operating system. Notice if you are confident or have low self-worth, whether you’re trusting or cynical. Pay attention to whether you focus on scarcity or abundance. By exploring your beliefs, you get to decide for yourself what is working for you and what is not. This is the foundation for letting go. The first level is “awareness.”

My goal for you is to have grit, resilience and perseverance. This is building beauty from the inside out. You are worth it.

Holly Bilicki is the owner of Beauty Wisdom. For more information, visit