I’ve been thinking a lot recently about Steven Pressfield’s idea of resistance. Resistance is the name for the fear that keeps us from doing creative work. It often shows up in the form of procrastination, doubt, or self-sabotage.
The best antidote to resistance is to do the work. Simply do the work that you want to do.
For me, resistance often is the voice that says whatever I’m working on is not “good enough.” It doesn’t ever really work for me to fight that voice and say, “yes it is good enough,” so instead I’ll say, “I’ll decide if it’s good enough tomorrow, but today I do the thing.”
And as long as I keep saying that, I’ll never have to decide.