“Most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance.” —Steven Pressfield
Have you ever hit a wall when sitting down to work on something? Even when it was something you wanted to do?
The other day I sat down to work on an assignment from my writing coach. Now you need to know, I love working with my coach and feel inspired and challenged by our work together. I’m very committed.
Yet picture this: I’m sitting down to the time I specifically set aside to write, and here’s the thought that comes into my mind, “I don’t want to do this right now, I think I’ll put in a load of laundry instead.”
This is my version of resistance sneaking in, masquerading as something else. And unless I catch it, it’s a slippery slope that can lead me astray from my commitment to writing every day.
Having lots of practice, I’ve learned that there are ways to deal with resistance and win.
But before I show you how, let’s take a quick look at some of the ways resistance shows up.