The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
"Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work."
Maybe Resistance, in its many shapes and forms like writers block, lack of motivation, laziness, fear, etc. has such a winning record because of the fact that the opportunity to turn it all around is so plentiful. Abundant. Infinite. So like most things that we have 'endless' amounts of (water, air), we take it for granted. We have that laissez-faire attitude. I'll start tomorrow. Oh that? I'll get to it eventually. I'll always have that chance available, let me focus on this other thing right now. I guess that's all just another disguise of Resistance. We can go one of two ways after knowing this information. A fork in the road to success, if you will. 1. Bow down to Resistance. Come to terms with the reality of its ever changing shape-shifting abilities like Mystique from X-Men. Find solace in pigeon holing yourself into an area where Resistance could care less that you're inhabiting. Your comfort zone. Or conversely 2. Use the relentlessness and fierce determination of Resistance, as fuel and motivation to beat it at every turn. Like a homerun hitter in his prime; you can let the fastball get the better of you and zoom by like you don't exist, or use its very momentum against it, connect with the sweet spot of the bat and knock it out of the park. If it truly can be any given day when you decide to turn it around, or maybe not all but even any particular, specific thing ... why not take a swing and make that day today?
~ Wednesday 5.28.14 @ 7:50am