Day 18 – Resistance Will Do Everything to Take You Out

Even on the best of days, you may encounter Resistance to doing the things  you planned to do. What is Resistance? As Steven Pressfield writes in his book, Do the Work, “Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. It will perjure, fabricate, falsify; seduce, bully, cajole.”

That’s what it was doing to me today. It was so hard to overcome the whispers of Resistance! Telling me that I didn’t need to do the thing, or that I could skip a day. Resistance will tell you any lie it can to keep you safe and small and stuck in place. We all have these parts of ourselves that don’t want to do our work in the world, that just want to sit on the couch or take a nap. And that is okay! Make friends with those parts, talk to them. And then take action anyway.

But I know that keeping my commitment to myself will only bring good things. So I did my work today. Do your work today. Don’t let Resistance keep you stuck and distracted.

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