Maybe you’ve put a face to the voice of doubt.
But you’re just getting started.
To quote Steven Pressfield in The War of Art, ‘resistance never sleeps.’
You will hear the knock at the door every day.
It is a daily struggle.
To quote the author: “From age twenty-four to thirty-two, Resistance kicked my ass from East Coast to West and back again thirteen times and I never even knew it existed.”
So, knowing it exists, aim to win today and worry about tomorrow, well, tomorrow.
I’ll close with perhaps my favorite quote from the book:
“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
Once again, a sincere note of appreciation to Tara Rodden Robinson for not just introducing me to this book, but actually gifting me with it, way back in 2006.
Further proof that she really wanted to change the lives of her students.
No commissions here. Just another book I believe in.