The Cure For Resistance

The Cure For Resistance

Apr. 12, 2019

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I don’t want to write today.

I have so many reasons.

So many excuses not to type.

If I can let one excuse lead to another, eventually a convincing rationalization will fall into place.

With minimal effort, a snowball of excuses can change into an avalanche of doing nothing.

It’s easy.

But it can go the other way, too.

If I can just sit down at the keyboard, positive momentum will take over.

Once the fingers start typing, the words come by themselves.

It’s the same for anything else.

“I’m too tired for the gym” turns into a great workout if we can get through the door.

“I don’t feel like teaching today” turns into one of the best lessons in months if we can get on the court.

“I’m exhausted from my last match” turns into a great upset if we don’t give up.

Resistance only has power up until the moment we do that one thing.

Resistance will kick and scream and cajole up to the exact second we actually begin.

But then it’s over.

After the first set of squats, resistance has no power.

After the first instruction, resistance is long forgotten.

After the first point, resistance turns into adrenaline.

Sitting on the couch, resistance holds all the cards. On the couch, we’re a million miles away from doing anything.

Sitting at the keyboard, creativity holds all the cards. Success becomes inevitable.

Resistance is a liar and a cheat and a fraud. Its argument is a poor one, so it tries to make up for it with shortsighted intensity.

But, in the end, resistance is nothing but a loser.

The cure is available, and it always works.

Just begin.

The rest will magically take care of itself.


My book is called The Inevitability of Becoming Rich, and you can find that here.