Still diving.

I leapt off the diving board of this blog last week.

Apparently I’m still midair.

In my first post I quoted Steven Pressfield‘s book The War of Art:

Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel towards pursuing it.

The Resistance is having a fucking fiesta.

I knew it was getting to epic proportions when yesterday I spent over an hour drawing this nifty sign that says “Write.”

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I could feel the irony surging through me as I shaded the shadows on the letters spelling out the one thing I needed to actually be doing.  My procrastination has become borderline psychotic.

In Linchpin, another of my go-to books for creative inspiration, Seth Godin writes:

When you feel the resistance, the stall, the fear, and the pull, you know you’re on to something. Whichever way the wind of resistance is coming from, that’s the way to head – directly into the resistance. And the closer you get to achieving the breakthrough your genius has in mind, the stronger the wind will blow and the harder the resistance will fight to stop you.

The resistance will help you find the thing you most need to do because it is the thing the resistance most wants to stop.

The last week I’ve averaged 2 hours of sleep a night.  My mind is racing with ideas for this blog and a podcast I want to get launched.  I get out of bed non-stop, race to my computer and write down ideas.  The list of ideas gets to be so long that doing the actual work, in other words, sitting down and writing, pressing record and talking, becomes overwhelmingly daunting.  Fear.

More from Pressfield:

Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates the strength of Resistance. Therefore, the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.

More validation!  I’ve got the diagnosis.  Time to take the medicine.  Time do to do the fucking work.  Which is all the better, because honestly I don’t know how many more posts I have in me about diving.


So, what do you think ?