So I’m part way through my work for the day, and decided I’d knock this email off now, so I can’t finish off my work without the looming question of “what are you gonna write about?” subtly ruminating in the back of my mind…
It’s funny really, I get that feeling most days before I write.
It’s a kind of mental tension that builds, until I’ve written something that’s worthy of sending out to you readers.
Steven Pressfield calls it Resistance…
It’s based on the knowledge that today I must I sit down to a blinking cursor on a blank document and make myself produce something…
Most days I haven’t got a clue what I’m going to write about as I face the blank page…
But, I just get moving, and start typing something… anything.
And I always end up with something.
There’s not been a day where I’ve set out to publish my daily content yet came up with nothing… despite how uninspired I felt prior to sitting down.
I start typing some random shit.
Then, soon enough, an idea, and BOOM!
It’s actually pretty darn fun once I latch onto my idea for the day.
Writing is very cathardic.
Steven Pressfield says in The War of Art:
“It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.”
This doesn’t just apply to writing, you can apply this to anything that involves the creativity, and/or delayed-gratification in favour of long-term success…
Starting a Business.
What’s hard is getting moving, but once you’re going, it’s usually quite fun.
Need help getting started?
All the best,
Ryan “Just Get Moving” Kuchel