START HERE (read time 1:27) It’s not the art you create or the music you write or the business you run—you’re really good at all that. It’s the “resistance” to actually “starting” the next project. Unfortunately the beast of resistance is so sly he can convince even the most committed artists and entrepreneurs to avoid “starting” just a little while longer: “Perhaps you should clean the studio before you begin working.”“Maybe now’s a good time to scan through the emails.” “You’ve got the rest of the week to prepare that presentation.”  “First go run errands, then come back and start the project.” Ring a bell? The brute called Resistance will stop at nothing to prevent you from taking even one step toward your next project. However, the professional artist knows that the conflict between starting the work and avoiding it takes place on the inner battlefield, and that the only way to win the war is to get into the studio and start creating. And the professional entrepreneur knows that his place is at the helm of the company breaking through opposition, confronting indecision, staring resistance in the face and “doing the work.”Kind of like, continuing to put on your tennis shoes, at the same time the beast of resistance relentlessly recites a litany of reasons why you don’t have to jog today. All that said, go up and ask ANY artist or entrepreneur if this daily battle is worth it, and you’ll get a loud resounding, “Are you crazy! Of course it’s worth it!” Because the professional knows that once you defeat the mighty demon of resistance, you’re on your way to a glory that’s only reserved for the battle-worn warrior. Once you actually START, and begin doing the work, you’re in your own world—at one with your task, giddy with your art, lost in your dance. Once you commit, and the tip of the brush finally touches the canvas, everything changes and you’re in the zone—and once you’re in the zone, as Deepak Chopra would say, you’ve entered the “quantum field of ALL possibilities!” I’ve said it many times: “you’re not alone.” Every artist and entrepreneur in the world, successful or not, knows exactly what you go through to maintain your adventurous, risky lifestyle. Don’t forget, if resistance couldn’t be ass-kicked, there would be no Van Gogh, no Beatles, and no Steve Jobs! Your Thoughts?
J Michael Dolan

START HERE (read time 1:27)

It’s not the art you create or the music you write or the business you run—you’re really good at all that. It’s the “resistance” to actually “starting” the next project. Unfortunately the beast of resistance is so sly he can convince even the most committed artists and entrepreneurs to avoid “starting” just a little while longer:

“Perhaps you should clean the studio before you begin working.”
“Maybe now’s a good time to scan through the emails.”
“You’ve got the rest of the week to prepare that presentation.”
 “First go run errands, then come back and start the project.”

Ring a bell? The brute called Resistance will stop at nothing to prevent you from taking even one step toward your next project. However, the professional artist knows that the conflict between starting the work and avoiding it takes place on the inner battlefield, and that the only way to win the war is to get into the studio and start creating. And the professional entrepreneur knows that his place is at the helm of the company breaking through opposition, confronting indecision, staring resistance in the face and “doing the work.”

Kind of like, continuing to put on your tennis shoes, at the same time the beast of resistance relentlessly recites a litany of reasons why you don’t have to jog today.

All that said, go up and ask ANY artist or entrepreneur if this daily battle is worth it, and you’ll get a loud resounding, “Are you crazy! Of course it’s worth it!” Because the professional knows that once you defeat the mighty demon of resistance, you’re on your way to a glory that’s only reserved for the battle-worn warrior. Once you actually START, and begin doing the work, you’re in your own world—at one with your task, giddy with your art, lost in your dance. Once you commit, and the tip of the brush finally touches the canvas, everything changes and you’re in the zone—and once you’re in the zone, as Deepak Chopra would say, you’ve entered the “quantum field of ALL possibilities!”

I’ve said it many times: “you’re not alone.” Every artist and entrepreneur in the world, successful or not, knows exactly what you go through to maintain your adventurous, risky lifestyle. Don’t forget, if resistance couldn’t be ass-kicked, there would be no Van Gogh, no Beatles, and no Steve Jobs!

Your Thoughts?


COMMENTS


Posted By Alan Vochec
resistance
hehehe...sometimes I feel myself even resisting to read your blog Michael.....cause I just KNOW you`ll kick my ass....LOL Thanx again. :-)


Posted By joe
exactly!
sorry no time to comment.. got to start my next project! :-)


Posted By Missy Burton
The Beast
The Beast of Resistance has been living rent free in my head for some time now. I think its time to serve him with an eviction notice.


Posted By chris reccardi
amen
nothing to add here....too true. Resistance is my daily battle, not the incredibly challenging work I do. I know once I begin the work, a Higher Power takes over. But once I stop to fiddle with the mundane---another power takes over....which reminds me, time to get back to work!


Posted By J.G. Boccella
Warrior...
Today I'm a Warrior..."lost in my dance." Thanks for this, Michael. It helps so much to hear someone articulate just how fundamentally universal this phenomenon is. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” --Goethe


Posted By Em
Resistance is useless
Totally -it's a challenge every day - it's tempting to always dwell in the unmanifest possibilites where you *could* do anything, but you really have to do *something* to make anything happen. That's something you never seem to fully learn and always have to be reminded about. So thanks. Although I'm actually in a period of doing right now, but it always helps.


Posted By Tomas Reinerson
Thanx
I truly needed to read that. :)


Posted By Jason Hinze
let it move...
A good friend in during an uninspired creative time said to me 'sometimes you just have to let the pen move, let it decide what it wants to write, just keep it moving' for me, this helps me to sit and just create without and end goal, creation in its purist form is without a goal, simply inspired...


Posted By Tricia
above
For me, it is the anticipation that I don't have all the pieces in place to accomplish the mission,that I may not know how to find the pieces or how to put it all together once I do have the pieces. It becomes an exercise in frustration and wall hitting.


Posted By Pamela
Start Here
Activity vs Action - I try to remind myself of this. The busy work can make one feel accomplished but have we really moved forward at the end of the day? Taking ACTION, with deliberate focus & practice propels us - on so many levels. That said, scanning the emails brought me to your blog, so I'm grateful!


Posted By Debra Russell
Resistance is just an emotion
Resistance/Resentment is one of the top 5 obstacles I list when teaching my "Business Management for the Creative Mind - or - How to Run Your Music Business" class. The thing to remember is that Resistance is just an emotion. And as all emotions are caused by your beliefs - the way to shift the resistance is to look at what you are thinking/believing that is having you feel resistant. Shift that belief and the resistance melts away. Sure, you can keep pushing up against it and through it every day - but really, who wants to work that hard. Wouldn't it be better to change the belief so that starting becomes simple and easy? Debra Russell http://artists-edge.com


Posted By Rachel
the physics of movement
You are right when you say resistance, like the invented wheel, once we start the movement, it carries the force for us! :-) Have a great day Michael Rachel


Posted By Ken Budka
Massive Energy
With every endeavor, huge amounts energy are expended at the start. I always think of a car pulling away from a stop sign. The gas mileage is practically 0 mpg when you first step on the gas, until you get up to speed. Once you are cruising though, it takes very little energy to glide along.


Posted By Vernon
Getting started
I was going to get started on my work this morning, but I decided to read my email and then respond to this blog instead. Now its time for a coffee break. Maybe I'll get started later today after I check on the blog responses to see if anyone agrees with me.


Posted By Peter Zeus
Demons
My mind always tries to side track my projects. Cleaning the studio first has always been a problem. Today I practice a technique that really helps me. Every time I enter my studio I clean one thing, or file one thing, no matter how small it is I just do one thing. 3 months = 90 things. It works. I also started work on a music video that I have been delaying, it involves some old school cartooning. I am so glad my pencil touch the paper because I instantly stepped into my favorite creative world. Dont listen to those demons. Zeus


Posted By Karen Tomas
Breakthrough
When I noticed the resistance I had to writing this comment I realized it's the same resistance I have in other areas of my life. If I can break through it to write a public comment then I can surely break through it to create my art. Thank you always for your wisdom.


Posted By Michael Dolan
Good Catch!
Thanks Harvey! That must be the reason I fought with that last line for so long, until I thought "this is silly, why is this line resisting me?" Now I know it was because the question itself did not follow the path of truth, therefore it did not sync with the rest of the story. So I changed it. Thanks again.


Posted By harvey sid fisher .com
how we lie
JMD, What you Start Here is brilliantly identifiable. You describe the problem perfectly and you rightly name it resistance. And more rightly, you are not giving any solutions. You are just presenting what is. It gives one the perfect opportunity to dwell upon the problem. No race to escape. Krishnamurti's advice was to solve a problem by just looking at it passively, without judgement or charged energy, and it will fall apart of its own weight. Regrettably, you close by asking, "What's your method of breaking through resistance?" It's a trick question because If you have a method then you don't have the problem.


Posted By Paul Tavenner
Starting
When the beast starts to tempt me with other "priorities", I remind myself that it ALL has to get done and WILL get done so why not do the project first? If it's all important, then it won't matter which gets done first. I also add that dong the project first ensures that it really will get done and remind myself that if I wait until later to do it, there's is less of a chance of it getting done. That's not true for errands and cleaning! I could be half-dead and still run an errand!


Posted By Rami
Starting
For many years this particular quote has helped me push thru resistance: “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” —Buddha


Posted By Collin Brent
Tagore
“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” —Rabindranath Tagore

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• RESISTANCE CAN KILL (read time 1:37)
• AMATEURS vs. PROS (read time :57)
• REQUIEM FOR A HONEYMOON (read time 1:09)
• CAN YOU FEEL IT? (read time 1:47)
• BRANCUSI'S VICTORY CRY  (read time :57)
• SAIL AWAY (read time :43)
• ARTISTS RULE! (read time 1:23)
• USE IT OR LOSE IT (read time :53)
• START HERE (read time 1:27)
• UNCERTAINTY (read time 1:19)
• STOPPED BY CALAMITY (read time 1:37)
• ART (read time :57)
• AUDACIOUS & UNSTOPPABLE (read time 2:37)
• WRITERS BLOCK (read time 1:47)
• BLOW AWAY DISTRACTIONS (read time :31)
• WAY OF THE CREATIVE WARRIOR (read time :27)
• GOOD BYE LADY LUCK (read time 1:53)
• CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING (read time 1:23)
• DEADLINE OR DIE! (read time 1:53)
• THE WIZARDS CLOCK (Read time :47)
• CREATIVE PRIVACY (read time :43)
• THE KOBE IN ME (read time 1:13)
• READY, SET, GO! (read time :47)
• EVE OF DISTRACTION (read time 1:29)
• KEEP YOUR FEET UP! (read time 1:09)
• JUST ONE MORE FOOT (read time 1:57)
• MY MUSE DOESN'T CARE (read time :39)
• MISUNDERSTOOD (read time 1:19)
• DUMP IT! (read time 1:19)
• IS IT WORTH IT? (read time :49)
• THE 24 HOUR RULE (read time 2:21)
• MONK ON THE MOUNTIAN (read time: a lifetime)
• “IT” (read time 1:37)
• BORN TO SHOW (read time 3:37)
• THE STING OF REJECTION (read time 1:13)
• LESSON FROM A ROCK STAR (Read time 0:27)
• THUMB POWER (read time 1:59)
• EXPOSING THE WIZARD (read time (1:13)
• HEY, WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? (read time 1:37)
• THE WAITING WARRIOR (Read time 0:41)
• PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK (read time :57 sec)
• AUTONOMY HIGHWAY (read time :35 sec)
• LIMPIDITY (read time :45 sec)
• WHY I MEDITATE (read time 1:00 min)
• YOUR SHADOW AGENDA (Read time 0:59)
• WHY I SOLD MY BUSINESS (read time 6:33)
• BARENAKED PROBITY (read time 1:47 min)
• THE FANTASIES OF POSSIBILITY (read time 4:17 min)
• THE TUG OF WAR (read time 5:09 min)