Today is day 54 of my #FindTheHour streak. Join me in reclaiming our existence.
This is what the beast whispers in your ear:
You're too tired.
You're not good enough.
You should focus on your spouse/your kids/your friends/your work/your abs today.
You're schedule got turned upside down again.
There's never enough time in the day.
Can you do it? No.
Are you worthy? No.
You'll never have what you need to get started.
It's just too friggin' hard.
These are the words of the RESISTANCE, the greatest single adversary to creativity. These are the words I usually listen far too long to, often even before I get out of bed every morning. These are the excuses that try to prevent me from #FindTheHour.
But we are worthy. We are the slayers of dragons.
If you want to do work that matters, but don't know how, the first step is fighting the beast. Not listening to your own excuses. Just putting your head down and putting in the time. And if you want a great book to read about this, grab Steven Pressfield's DO THE WORK, which I can't recommend enough. It's a gem. It speaks the truth about how we can tap into our muse and do things beyond imagination.
That's what it boils down to. Just sitting down or standing up and doing what you know you should be doing. For an hour.
That's a great start.
Streak Count of writing ONE HOUR A DAY: 54 days.
Music to write by: New LCD Soundsystem, yo!
Most Frequented Writing Haunt: My house