I just read a book that has already changed my life and I only finished it a few days ago. My life will continue to be changed by it…if I let it.
My friend knows me. He gave me this book because he knew it was what I needed to hear. He knows my dreams to write and he watches me procrastinate about it every day.
You really need to read The War of Art, he told me. Then he bought it for me and had it delivered to my mail box.
I thanked him and told him I was already reading six books at the moment, (yes, I am one of those) but would get to it soon.
That night in bed, I decided to read the back cover, at least get familiar with the book. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, is about moving away the creative blocks that are in the way of your dreams. By reading the introduction and flipping through the pages, I could see one third of the book if not more was about RESISTANCE. I chuckled at my email to my friend who gave it to me…I’ll get to it soon, just can’t right now…Exactly what I say to myself about the two books and screen play I want to write… I’ll get to them soon, let me just raise the kids first.
A story we have all written ourselves. Putting off our dreams until later.
I had too much other living to do, too many books to read.
I stayed up and read one third of the book that night.
The next morning and every morning since I have started my day with a new phrase…Fuck Resistance. Then I head down to the basement and turn on the computer.
I love getting a good kick in the ass and sometimes that kick in the ass is just one battle you need to fight to win your own war.
by J.G. McGlothern