every day when you wake up, when you get the impulse to create, when you
sit down in front of your empty DAW session. Like your shadow it
follows you around, ready to trick you into complacency or even apathy
at any moment. It's always easier to scroll through Twitter and Facebook
feeds or watch some TV. That's where Resistance is the master seducer.
It will get you, unless you're vigilant and a bit forceful...
So, how do you overcome Resistance?...
The War of Art is a war against Resistance. A war against irrational fears.
Pressfield suggests that the way to overcome Resistance is to go pro.
Amateurs stop when setbacks occur, when the going gets rougher than they
expected. Pros sit down and do the work, every day, all day.
answer is therefore to cut through the B.S. with the realization that
it's B.S. and simply sit down and work every day. Consistent and
persistent work is the sun that clears away the fog of Resistance.
wait for inspiration. Don't wait for everything else to be sorted.
Don't wait for the perfect moment to create, which never arrives.
meet your muse half-way. Show up and start your work. Sooner or later
the muse will come to meet you. You'll be blessed with a state of Flow
and sleep tight because of the satisfaction of work well-done.
go pro is a decision you make. It's a choice to overcome Resistance in
whatever shape it appears. It's to ignore the lizard brain and it's
irrational fears. You go pro when do the work in spite of how you feel.
You don't wait to feel like you want to work on a new track or complete
a current project.
You just get on with it...
The secret here is
that Resistance is based on your fears. Fears that tend not be based on
any real potential threats. Fear in the face of present danger is
valid. Fear when there isn't anything to fear is a waste of time and
You can see that the only way to deal with this
irrational fear is to see it for what it is, unsubstantial B.S., and
work on in spite of the distractions Resistance throws your way.
Your real fear should be that you never produce the music that only you can produce. We depend on you! So...
Grab a copy of "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. It's short. Read
it 3 times.
2. Watch this video where the author talks about Resistance...