I am feeling the resistance, more than ever, these days.
This is the resistance you face in any creative endeavor.
Steven Pressfield, the author of the bestselling book, War of Art, defines resistance as anything that “stops you from taking creative action, including inner fears, procrastination, and self-doubt.”
According to him, this resistance is what stops people from chasing their dreams.
Unfortunately, I feel surrounded by all three indicators of the resistance- fear, procrastination, and self-doubt.
Fortunately, I am aware of it.
That’s why I am forcing myself to write this newsletter. Because that is what I have realized so far- Action, more often than not, overcomes the resistance.
Article of the Week– Book Summary of Turning Pro- By Derek Sivers
This is a quick summary of Steven Pressfield’s another book. Sivers shares his thoughts and explains the value of ambition and the difference between an artist and an addict in a hard-hitting manner.
Tweet of the Week- How to do a Weekly Review
After going through Building a Second Brain, I started doing weekly reviews earlier this year. To be completely honest, I have missed a few weeks but I still see this as progress. This Tweet thread is a quick guide on how to do it to get your life in balance!
Quote of the Week- The Chinese Philosopher Zhuangzi on How to Approach Life
“To the most trivial actions, attach the devotion and mindfulness of a hundred monks. To matters of life and death, attach a sense of humor.”
Well, looks like I need to learn to laugh my way out of critical life decisions from now on!
I honestly don’t know if I wrote that out of sarcasm or sincerity! 😀
Until next time