NEXT035 Resistance And Procrastination, Part Two*

Posted on : 19-08-2011 | By : Lynn | In : Creativity



*Thank you Steven Pressfield. author of my “resistance is futile” Bible book, “The War of Art”.  Whenever my muses run away and leave me hollow and forlorn, all I have to do is pick up this book and open it up to the first page, okay sometimes the third or fourth page that I “hit” and there will be an inspiration for me to write about.  This time it was from the chapter, “Resistance and Procrastination, Part Two” which says:

The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off til our deathbed.

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives.  There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. 

This second, we can sit down and do our work.

For a writer/blogger these days, it is such a ripe environment to pull out and over the blanket of procrastination.  ugh. What an awful feeling to have that part of you that just HAS TO WRITE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE ARE IS A WRITER but then that sluggish part that crawls all down into our low self-esteem to convince us that there really is no hope for us ever getting our pieces read much less published because of all the people out there who are writing and blogging and getting paid millions already! Much less that they are half my age!

Call B.S. on yourself and get to writing.  Never before has it been so easy for us to write and rewrite and revise and publish.  Just put your pen to paper or pull up WORD on your PC and get to writing.  Let whatever comes out, come out.  Somewhere in the dribble there will be a gem, I promise.  You may not recognize it immediately, but it will be there. Trust the process.

Now quit reading this and get back to work. Your audience is waiting?!

"Resistance is Futile" Borg Queen from Star Trek Enterprise