I'm coming to terms with the fact that it's the most toxic substance on the planet.
According to Steven Pressfield, author of 'The War of Art' and 'The Legend of Bagger Vance', it's the thing that 'keeps us from sitting down'. For we'd all do what we'd love to if only we'd just sit down and do it. Don't think so?
Ever quit a diet? Or quit smoking more than once? Do you own a treadmill that doubles as a clothes rack? Do you have the heart of a writer, but never write? A painter who doesn't paint? An entrepreneur who never starts a venture?
Then you know Resistance. "It's the root of more unhappiness than poverty, disease, and erectile dysfunction." (The War of Art, p.12) It deforms our spirit. Stunts our growth. Dwarfs what we were/are born to be. In all its evil, Resistance prevents us from the life God intended when He endowed us with life itself. Resistance is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and harder to kick than heroin.
Look in your heart. Some (many?)of you may have a dream of doing something else. Living a life different than what you've settled for. Unless I'm crazy, there's a voice in your head telling you, like a thousand times before, that you have a calling. No one has to tell you. You know it. But you don't quite believe it. And unless I'm crazy, you're no closer to taking action on it now than you were yesterday…or will be tomorrow. You think Resistance isn't real? Resistance will bury you.
You know, Hitler wanted to be an artist. At 18, he took his inheritance, moved to Vienna, went to the Academy of fine Arts (and to the School of Architecture). Ever seen any of his paintings?
Neither have I. Resistance beat him. My guess is that it was easier for him to start World War II than to face-off with a blank square of canvas.
What do you want to do? What calling has God put in your heart? What dream is so big, you're afraid to even say it aloud?
Talk to me.