Lately I’ve been carrying a list of my top short-term goals in my pocket. It’s so easy to get distracted and to come up with new “urgent” things I need to be working on. If I’m not careful I’ll wind up racing from one shiny object to the next without ever really doing anything.
For the last few weeks my list has been one item long.
- “Crush 2012” Workshop
If I really knew what I was doing this wouldn’t be so hard. If I had anything worth sharing this workshop would spring to life magically. The outline would flow out of me like a raging river and carry participants off to unimagined successes!
I should have never committed to this.
At least that’s what the Resistance keeps telling me.
On the field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon.
You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.
Tonight I lost that battle, but tomorrow’s another day. Tonight I’ve been reading over some of my favorite quotes about crushing the resistance. To myself and anyone else daring to start something new…
“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for…” – Hopper
“The one person to distrust is the one who never makes a mistake. Either he is a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried, and the trivial.” – Peter Drucker
“All significant battles are waged within the self.” – Sheldon Kopp
“Give yourself permission to be awkward. Anything you want to learn, you are going to be awkward at it at first. Give yourself permission to be a beginner, a learner.” – Jack Canfield
“Panic is good. It’s a sign that we’re growing.” – Steven Pressfield
“Writing this manifesto might be overwhelming. I know it’s going to be read, at least by a few people. If I focus on that—focus on the fact that yes, it will be seen and criticized and worked with and misunderstood and embraced and spread—then I’m bound to hold back. The challenge is to focus on the work, not on the fear that comes from doing the work.” – Seth Godin about Poke the Box
What motivates you to push through the Resistance?