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A Letter to my Resistance

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Dear Resistance,

Thank you. Without you, I would not be who I am today. Even though I wish your invitation got lost in the mail, I acknowledge your presence. I’m sorry I’m not the most inclusive when you show up to the party. I understand why you are here.

You are my voice of judgment. The skeptic whispering in my ear. The pessimist who reminds me of a distorted reality.  You resurface the doubts that I thought were gone for good.

You have always been there. Some days more present than others. You cause friction in my decisions. I feel like a slacker when you are breathing over my shoulder judging every choice I make.

Though, without you, creating would be simple. Everyone would be a creator. Life would be too easy. It would be the comfort zone all the time. I wouldn’t have any indicator telling me when I’ve done something to be proud of. There would be no challenges. No battle to fight with fear.

As Steven Pressfield wrote, “ If you don’t love the project that is terrifying you, you wouldn’t feel anything. The opposite of love isn’t hate; it’s indifference.

I appreciate you reminding me that I am a challenger. You are not my barrier to achievement. You help me recognize the scary things worth doing.

Yours Truly,



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