145. The Number One Killer of Creative Resistance

I've written about creative resistance before. I've quoted the Steven Pressfield sayings about how resistance takes shape in our lives when we dare to go to the next level. 

Resistance is one of those killers that will cause you to to become stagnant, to delay your project from being released, and cause you to be unproductive. But, just like I mentioned the other day in a post about keeping things simple, beating resistance is not complicated. In fact, I've found a proven method that -- in my humble opinion -- is the number one killer of resistance. This is literally going to blow your mind. 

The number one killer of creative resistance is ACTION. 

Yes, you read that right. It sounds so simple and you may not even believe that something so simple could actually work. But, it does. Now, I know what you're thinking. You're saying to yourself, "If you're resisting or hesitating to complete a project, wouldn't it be hard to muster up any type of energy to act?"

You would think so, right? But, here's the thing. I've tried this so many times and have 99.9% been able to find some energy for productivity. Whenever I "don't feel like" doing something or begin to hesitate when it comes to starting a project, I find a quiet place, sit my tail in a seat, and just write something. ANYTHING. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't even have to be coherent. I just need to start.

For some reason, finding that energy to start is kind of like a near-dead battery. The car stalls, won't turn over, and can't move forward. But, once you get a jump and find enough power, you find yourself moving forward. All you needed was enough power to start. 

Same thing. All you need is enough power to start. This has worked for me every time. Just put words on the paper. Just put your fingers on the home row keys and punch the life out of them. Just get up and do a squat or two. Push through it. Just start. Start somewhere, anywhere. It doesn't have to be perfect; it just has to come out. 

Kill the resistance. Start right now. Action is key. Not perfection.