Resistance is the scourge of every great endeavour, ambition, or act of courage.
It’s the number one reason why any enterprise, or commitment, or the taking of any principled stand, never quite gets off the ground, or if it does gain momentum, makes it almost to the finish line, but not quite.
Resistance has many companions, metaphorically speaking, and I’ll be talking more about these in the future.
For now though, just think about what it is that you want to do. Now notice all of the excuses, the reasons why you are not ready yet, the resistance that comes up. At the same time notice how unhappy, bored and restless you are. It’s a sure sign that resistance has you firmly within it’s grasp.
That feeling of resistance, it’s not going anywhere. You are not going to wake up one day and magically find that resistance is gone, and you can now finally get on with it.
Some of the ideas above come directly from Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. He also wrote:
This second, we can sit down and do our work.
Notice how he said this second.
Not once your kids start going to school, or when you’ve had a good nights rest, or when you get your blog theme looking just right, or after you get your teeth fixed, or when you think there might be an audience out there who is ready for your work.
Begin. Today. Now.