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Read Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art.  Then read it again.  It is brilliant and to the point.  Fight resistance.  Resistance is the pernicious voice that keeps your from doing work.  It lies to you and makes excuses for you.  You have to battle it every day because it is standing between you and your goals.  It almost doesn’t matter if you do good work as long as you do something that beats resistance that day.  The more days you take off, the stronger resistance gets.

When you read The War of Art, you realize how much time fear and resistance sap away from you.  You have so much to offer the world yet you sit on the couch and avoid it.  Or you go out and do other things that look like work to avoid doing the really important things.  Most importantly after you read this book you will start to get up off your ass and do some work.  That’s the best thing you can do.

When you realize that you are being beaten will you stand up and fight or lay there and take the beating?  Fight.  Fight hard.  You are worth it.