**I interrupt my usual programming to announce that the following is not an MMGM Operation Story Share book recommendation, but a book for adults who want to win their inner creative battles. Thank you for your attention. You may now proceed.**
Cindy’s been reading a little book called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. She seemed so enthralled, I started reading over her shoulder:
“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: 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.”
As a Professional Mews, I can’t tell you how important this is. If Cindy’s not got her butt in the chair, I can’t help her. And according to Mr. Pressfield, Resistance doesn’t just affect creative endeavors. It also sticks its slimy little tentacles into anything that requires long-term effort such as starting diet and health regimens, overcoming habits or addictions, and beginning programs of spiritual advancement or education.
Are you letting Resistance stand between you and the life you dream of living? If so, you’re not alone. And The War of Art gives you the tools to put Resistance in its place. These words end the book:
“If Resistance couldn’t be beaten, there would be no Fifth Symphony, no Romeo and Juliet, no Golden Gate Bridge. . . . Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
Ooooh, doesn’t that make your whiskers tingle? What are you still doing here? GO!