STEVEN PRESSFIELD ~ DO THE WORK ~ 2011

~ SBYR-DP-B ~ Start Before You’re Ready – Don’t Prepare – Begin

~ TEIR-OCB-E-A-TSJ-AAMRWW-C/S/W~ The Enemy Is Resistance – Our Chattering Brain – Excuses – Alibies – Transparent Self-Justifications – And A Million Reasons Why We – Can’t/Shouldn’t/Won’t

~ RCBR-WWTW-NPTW ~ Research Can Become Resistance – We Want To Work – Not Prepare To Work

~ SP-COATPL ~ Stay Primitive – Conception Occurs At The Primal Level

~ DYTBDY-S/NB/PE-TASP ~ Discipline Yourself To Boil Down Your – Story/New Business/Philanthropic Enterprise – To A Single Page

~ WCNER-IWNGA-BWCOI-AWCEATAAPAII ~ We Can Never Eliminate Resistance – It Will Never Go Away – But We Can Outsmart It – And We Can Enlist Allies That Are As Powerful As It Is

~ OTWCNNPOTD-ITTRL-TUIOTFTTIIA ~ One Thing We Can Never, Never Permit Ourselves To Do – Is To Take Resistance Lightly – To Underestimate It Or To FaIl To Take It Into Account

~ DWAQ-A-DR-MIE ~ Don’t Worry About Quality – Act – Don’t Reflect – Momentum Is Everything

~ GTFVOYPD-FATZ-AFAYC ~ Get The First Version Of Your Project Done – From A To Z – As Fast As You Can – Don’t Stop – Don’t Look Down – Don’t Think – Get Something Done – However Flawed Or Imperfect – You Are Not Allowed To Judge Yourself

~ ICATTOL-TLINR-INL-WMGTMBWGTE-FRT-P-PLAC ~ Ideas Come According To Their Own Logic – That Logic Is Not Rational – It’s Not Linear – We May Get The Middle Before We Get The End – Forget Rational Thought – Play – Play Like A Child

~ OJINTCOI;OJITFOWOII-AWTB-ATBIIB ~ Our Job Is Not To Control Our Idea; Our Job Is To Figure Out What Our Idea Is – and Wants To Be – And Then Bring It Into Being

~ WAIPIOHAWT-’N-TITC’-TTIWW ~ When An Idea Pops Into Our Head And We Think – “No – This Is Too Crazy” – That’s The Idea We Want

~ TOORIA ~ The Opposite Of Resistance Is Assistance

~ AWIPGIOEF-IOGF-CBYWAYA-TFAL-SEIIO ~ A Work In Progress Generates Its Own Energy Field – Its Own Gravitational Field – Created By Your Will And Your Attention – This Field Attracts Like-Spirited Entities Into Its Orbit

~ RPTQTEAAOU:’HBDYWI?’-’WDYWI?’ ~ Resistance Puts Two Questions To Each And All Of Us: “How Bad Do You Want It?” – “Why Do You Want It?”

~ OCFIFOS ~ Our Greatest Fear Is Fear Of Success

~ WWAS-TI-WWHBTOOS-DAS-S-WWAAIOCAETAHL-TWPS ~ When We Are Succeeding – That Is – When We Have Begun To Overcome Our Self-Doubt And Self-Sabotage – When We Are Advancing In Our Craft And Evolving To A Higher Level – That’s When Panic Strikes

~ WWEP-IMTWATCAT-WPOTDOAHP ~ When We Experience Panic – It Means That We’re About To Cross A Threshold – We’re Poised On The Doorstep Of A Higher Plane

~ BFITCPOAP-IWCF-AOWIFN ~ Because Finishing Is The Critical Part Of Any Project – If We Can’t Finish – All Our Work Is For Nothing

~ FTDIFFS-INHTFAA ~ From The Day I Finally Finished Something – I’ve Never Had Trouble Finishing Anything Again

STEVEN PRESSFIELD ~ THE WAR OF ART

~ ATCIT-FTD-FTS-IHOR ~ All That Counts Is That – For This Day – For This Session – I Have Overcome Resistance

~ INTWPTH-WHISDTW-WKUFSDIR ~ It’s Not The Writing Part That’s Hard – What’s Hard Is Sitting Down To Write – What Keeps Us From Sitting Down Is Resistance

~ MOUHTL-TLWL-ATULWU-BTTSR ~ Most Of Us Have Two Lives – The Life We Live – And The Unlived Life Within Us – Between The Two Stands Resistance

~ AY-AWWDW-APWDP-AEWNSAV-?-TYKWRI ~ Are You – A Writer Who Doesn’t Write – A Painter Who Doesn’t Paint – An Entrepreneur Who Never Starts A Venture – ? – Then You Know What Resistance Is

~ RINAPO-RAFW-IISGASP ~ Resistance Is Not A Peripheral Opponent – Resistance Arises From Within – It Is Self-Generated And Self-Perpetuated

~ RIP-IWAAF ~ Resistance Is Protean – It Will Assume Any Form

~ TDIGWTFLIIS ~ The Danger Is Greatest When The Finish Line Is In Sight

~ TBAOTTOACDFAITSAAEAAI ~ The Best And Only Thing That One Artist Can Do For Another Is To Serve As An Example And An Inspiration

~ PITMCMORBITETR ~ Procrastination Is The Most Common Manifestation Of Resistance Because It’s The Easiest To Rationalize

~ CSOIOLIASOR-NGADTD ~ Creating Soap Operas In Our Lives Is A Symptom Of Resistance – Nobody Gets A Damn Thing Done

~ TTFIIFOTTEO-SM-WTWWNGT ~ The Truly Free Individual Is Free Only To The Extent Of – Self-Mastery – While Those Who Will Not Govern Themselves Are Condemned To Find Masters To Govern Over Them

~ IYFYCOP-YPDIOOR-IWARITOLANCO-IFSAAIITOE ~ If You Find Yourself Criticizing Other People – You’re Probably Doing It Out Of Resistance – Individuals Who Are Realized In Their Own Lives Almost Never Criticize Others – If They Speak At All, It Is To Offer Encouragement

~ GFAASOR-TTSOTA ~ Grandiose Fantasies Are A Symptom Of Resistance – They’re The Sign Of The Amateur

~ TPLTREDCATTIFWII-TSC ~ The Professional Learns To Recognize Envy-Driven Criticism And To Take It For What It Is – The Supreme Compliment

~ TMITAAITW ~ The Most Important Thing About Art Is To Work