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When You Don’t Feel Like It

When You Don’t Feel Like It

Liston Witherill
Liston Witherill
1 min read

One of my favorite books in the self-help section is The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

In it, he names something called The Resistance. It’s in all of us. It’s a voice that speaks from fear and tells us not to do things that may be scary, or uncomfortable, or challenge ourselves.

Sometimes we just don’t follow through because we don’t feel like it.

But later, when we want the benefits that come with hard work but they don’t come because we haven’t done the work, we’re disappointed.

In those moments, it’s clear that we aren’t getting what we thought we wanted simply because we didn’t feel like it.

We didn’t make the sacrifices that needed to be made.

We didn’t do the work required.

We didn’t help the people who needed us.

We didn’t rise to the challenge of showing up even when we didn’t feel like it.

As I write this, I don’t feel like it. But I’m here because I need to show up. Someone elsemight need me to show up, but I shan’t flatter myself because that isn’t the point.

In some way, in some aspect of my life and yours, it’s clear that we haven’t achieved what we wanted because we simply “didn’t feel like it” too many times.

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