After the idea, comes a flood of resistance.
Ever noticed how immediately after you have a fresh idea comes a flood of reasons why you shouldn’t do it? Steven Pressfield calls this the “resistance.” There’s a very real battle that rages on in our minds between thought and action.
Those who fulfill dreams, contribute to the world and live without regret are those who push through the resistance.
Here’s 10 ways to overcome the resistance and make stuff happen.
1. Start by picturing yourself succeeding.
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” —DR. JOYCE BROTHERS
2. Relax and work with what you have already.
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —JOHN WOODEN
3. Commit at least 15 minutes a day to working on your idea.
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”—JIM ROHN
4. Set a date to reach a specific milestone.
5. Ask someone to hold you accountable.
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” —ELBERT HUBBARD
6. Pay attention to what you’re doing.
“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” —JIM ROHN
7. Don’t worry about fitting a certain mold.
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.” —OLIVER JAMES
8. Get a mentor so you can jump the learning curve.
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
9. Do the work the mentor tells you to do.
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —JERRY RICE
10. Remember this: You’re good enough. You deserve it. The world needs your contribution. You got this.
“Never think that you’re not good enough. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.” —ANTHONY TROLLOPE