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I can’t do this

The first project that I worked on from scratch was written on a paper napkin over dinner. I was feeling so excited that I could barely sleep that night.

Some businesses and people are addicted to that buzz. They are creating all the time, imagining, projecting, visualising. On the other end of the spectrum, we have those who don’t take any time to dream or create new things because they’re so focused on producing and launching the things that seem to be working that they don’t have time for improvements.

The truth is that I scratched a project in two and a half hours and it took me a year and a half to make it happen.

As much as you need to do what you’re good at, you also need to do what you think you’re really terrible at, not to build character but to conquer resistance.

Resistance is that little story in your head that tells you that you’re just good at one thing and not another, and that you shouldn’t try to do things differently because you will fail.

For some people, fighting resistance can take the form of stopping creating and starting implementing, for others it could be stopping producing and starting imagining. Your choice. How is resistance hitting you today?

Picture by Joel Olives

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