Run through the resistance to first start something and then to finish it strongly. Focus on the desired end goal or result to just get started and then get it done. The resistance won’t go away, in fact it gets even stronger toward the end.

Resistance is mostly in your head. As the task appears more consequential in nature, the resistance will grow stronger along with it. We allow ourselves to think up almost anything to secure these barriers in our minds. We can so easily talk ourselves out of starting and then finishing the work.

Imagine something important that you started and finished some time back. It may have been the pursuit of an advanced degree or the move to accept a promotion at work or to start a new business venture. What if you wouldn’t have conquered that resistance in your head to start and then to finish that work? So much would be different if you hadn’t run through that specific resistance.

“The more resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art/project/enterprise is to you — and the more gratification you will feel when you finally do it.” — Steven Pressfield —

Just commit to a disciplined start and to learn your way through the resistance to finish. What bad might truly come of it?


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