This is fantastic. I particularly like what you said about how resistance will do anything to stop you from taking action. It’s so true! I really have to be aware of resistance when I am starting (or doing, or finishing!) a project. I want it to be perfect of course and it never is! So countering my perfectionism has become super important to me. I love what Anne Lamott says:
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.”
Thanks for the awesome post and I just discovered Postanly. Brilliant newsletter!