Steven Pressfield calls it “Resistance”. It comes from what Seth Godin calls “The Lizard Brain”.
I call it The Fear.
Anyone who’s tried to create, build or do anything knows The Fear; it’s what lies between us and our art. It’s the source of all procrastination and failure to complete.
Recently I’ve read voraciously about The Fear and how to overcome it. It’s been a relief and joy to find that I’m not alone, it’s something we all face every day.
But The Fear is such an wily foe that it’s hijacked my investigations. The more I read, the more I succumb to it. Researching and reading isn’t doing.
So today I’m back on the attack. I’m playing it at its own game. I’m writing this post about The Fear in order to overcome it.
And I just won.
(For today anyway)