Here's what kind of thoughts will come to your mind, if you commit to something that matters:
1. I really wish I could do this.
2. This is probably not for me.
3. I'm too old for this.
4. My boss won't let me.
5. It's not my job to do it.
6. It might not work.
7. People will laugh at me.
8. It's important.
9. It might work.
10. I'm going to do this.
11. I'm really excited, I can't wait to start.
12. This is going to be fun.
13. This is harder than it looked at first.
14. I don't feel like doing it today.
15. If I'll skip one more day, tomorrow it will be harder still.
16. I think I can.
17. I'm glad I did.
18. I wonder if I could do it again.
4 things to remember:
1. It turns out that the negative thoughts (the Resistance, as Steven Pressfield calls them) will not come to you, if you are doing something that doesn't contribute to your growth as a person.
2. The more important your project is, the more Resistance you will feel.
3. The Resistance will become stronger and stronger as the end of your project approaches.
4. Use the Resistance as a guide to find out what really matters to you and do it.
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