I’m currently listening to “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. It was recommended by my dear friend and mentor, Jordan Adler. This audiobook is VERY fascinating. Pressfield attacks “procrastination” in this text. He talks about his struggle with procrastination and how he deals with it. The one word that he uses over and over is “resistance”. He explains that “resistance” is what stops us from taking action. The “R” can be so many things that stop us from doing what it is we are to be doing. I have lots of “R” that I allow to stop me from being all I can be. I believe it is an internal issue we all struggle with.
Pressfield is a fiction author but this book is non-fiction. He says the secret is “its not the writing part that’s hard, what’s hard is sitting down to write.” “R” is the most toxic force on the planet because it stops us from fulfilling the God given talent we ALL have. I can sit down to do what I know MUST be done and I allow simple things to get in the way. I can sit down to make 10 calls to prospects and all of a sudden I start paying bills, or rearranging my desk, etc.. Now those things need to be done BUT they are the “Resistance” that prevents me from doing my work. “R” is simply an excuse to put off the most important things we must do.
What are some things that illicit “Resistance” for you? Please leave your response below.