“Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There was never 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.” — Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
“Resistance,” which is often defined as procrastination, will do everything it can to keep us from doing our work, our writing. It is something some of us have to battle every single day! And most of us will tangle with it from time to time.
In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield helps us recognize Resistance in its many forms, and gives us the tools to conquer it.
I didn’t want to forget the lessons it had taught me, so I developed a way to remind myself on a daily basis how important it is to conquer Resistance.
Here are some of his most important lessons and how I remember them…