We can learn from other disciplines especially when trying to create a new habit, forge a new path. Make an uncomfortable change…
I came across the great passage below that I believe we can apply to an “obstacle” we may be facing when creating something new.
For myself and the clients I serve, it’s food and exercise – doing it when you are in the mood is easy and that is the short cut. Doing it when it’s hard, when you don’t want to – that’s where the magic happens!
What are you creating this year? WHAT ARE YOU RELEASING?
Prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates on motivation following action:
“One must be pitiless about this matter of “mood.” In a sense, the writing will create the mood. … I have forced myself to begin writing when I’ve been utterly exhausted, when I’ve felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another five minutes … and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.”
Source: The Paris Review