This post is about overcoming ‘resistance’. The word ‘resistance’ many conjure up a number of images in your mind: For example, some dictionary definitions include:
: refusal to accept something new or different,
: effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something,
: the ability to prevent something from having an effect.
For the purposes of this post I am going to refer to the book, the War of Art, by Stephen Pressfield.
In his book, Pressfield labels the enemy of creativity ‘resistance’, his al -encompassing term for a destructive force inside human nature that arises whenever we consider a tough, long-term course of action that might do for us or others something that is actually good.
I am going to give you a simpler definition: resistance is a thing that holds you back. Our daily lives are filled with evidence of resistance at work. Here are some examples:
Have you ever brought home a treadmill, and then let it gather dust?
Have you ever started a diet, and then quit?
Did you grow up with a dream of doing something really spectacular or accomplishing something really great with your life, and then never even attempted such a thing?
Pressfield says that most of us have two lives. The life we live and the unlived life within us. What separates the two is resistance. Press field is writing to an audience largely made up of creative types, but resistance is active in the life of the entrepreneur.
Many of my blog readers, newsletter subscribers, and book purchasers are individuals that have often dreamed for years about starting their own businesses. Many things have kept them from doing so:
A perceived lack of start-up business capital
A fear of giving up their regular job
A perceived lack of a salable skill
No prior business experience.
How about you?
Do you dream of being your own boss?
Are you tired of waiting for the boss to decide what your raise will be this year?
Would you like to invest your time and effort in building up a business that will be an asset when you retire, rather than spending 12 months a year building up your bosses’ business?
I started my business as an act of necessity. But you? YOU have a choice. You can start your office cleaning business part-time, use it to generate extra income to pay off bills or put the kids through college. OR, build a full-time business with unlimited income potential.
My book will show you how I started with just a few dollars, teach you how to bid an account, present the proposal and get the job. Learn as you earn. Fight the resistance that is holding you back!
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