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Resistance Is The New Writers Block

The black in the picture above, is the resistance.

I found a great video earlier today centred around the idea presented in Steven Pressfield’s book ‘The War of Art’. I believe it ties together many of the common concepts laid out in the book and goes on to present them in a thought-provoking manner.

This quote from ‘The War of Art’ sums up the context of the video:

“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.

Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it’s the easier to rationalise. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write my symphony.” Instead, we say, “I am going to write my symphony; I’m just going to start tomorrow”.

My closing thoughts:

Knowing that the battle in inside our own heads helps will help us to rationalise with the feelings, and push through the resistance.

There’s a great quote from Abraham Lincoln that reads:

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”

If you remember to hold this in your mind, the choices you make will always be the right ones.


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