There it was, just 5 minutes ago. The resistance. I was sitting in front of my laptop, and a voice in my head said: “Let’s go downstairs to watch TV. It doesn’t matter if you don’t write your post today. Do it tomorrow or at the weekend.”. Today is one of these days, where it was more difficult to overcome the resistance. Now I’m sitting here and do it. I defeated the resistance, at least for today…
Last week I wrote my first children’s story (If you speak German, you can read it here). I carried this idea with me for quite a long time. Every evening, when I bring my kids to bed, I tell them a home made story. Some month ago I thought, it would be fun to write these stories down and share them, but I didn’t do it. Until last week. I created a twitter account, a facebook fanpage, a blog and wrote the first story. The feedback was overwhelming, and I thought to myself “Why didn’t you take this step earlier?” The answer is simple: Because my lizard brain told me that I can’t do it and that I’ll make a fool of myself.
What ideas are you carrying around for some time? What crazy dreams do you have? What is the one thing you want to share? If you wait any longer, this idea or dream will sooner or later die. Don’t plan too much, just do it. Now! Pick your idea and let it happen. If you still need some advice of how to overcome your personal resistance, there are some great books out there, that can help you:
- Linchpin, Seth Godin
- The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
- Do the Work, Steven Pressfield by the way, there is also a free version for kindle users
- Alles ist erreichbar, Raymon Hull (German) I think there is also a English version, but I didn’t find it
I’m sure there are even more books out there. Feel free to add them in the comments.