Theres a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don't, and the secret is this: Its not the writing part thats hard. Whats hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.
Resistance is the most toxic force on the planet.
Do we have to stare death in the face to make us stand up and confront Resistance?
The enemy is a very good teacher. -Dalai Lama
Impersonal - it is a force of nature
Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.
Plays for keeps
Fueled by fear
Only opposes in one direction
Most powerful at the finish line
Resistance by definition is self- sabotage
sabotage by others
The best and only thing that one artist can do for another is to serve as an example and an inspiration.
Trouble - cheap way to get attention
The Choice of a Mate
The paradox seems to be, as Socrates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery.
While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.
The counterfeit innovator is widely self-confident. The real one is scared to death.
Being A Star
Can be beaten
Combatting Resistance - Turning Pro
The amateur plays for fun. The professional plays for keeps.
Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. "I write only when inspiration strikes," he replied. "Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp."
I'm keenly aware of the Principle of Priority, which states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what's important first.
So you're taking a few blows. Thats the price for being in the arena and not on the sidelines. Stop complaining and be grateful."
For love of the game - play for money
To the gods the supreme sin is not rape or murder, but pride.