If you’ve read any of Seth Godin’s books lately, you have probably read about how you need to fight the resistence.
Steven Pressfield also talks about the resistence, and I think Seth might have gotten the idea from him. It doesn’t matter where it came from, both of them talk about the resistence as something that we have to fight in order to do work. We need to fight the resistence in order to ship. We need to fight the resistence in order to create art or complete work.
In Steven Pressfield’s book Do the Work, he lists “Resistence’s Greatest Hits.” One of them is “Education of any kind.” If you are learning, you will experience resistence. If you are working on a degree, you will experience resistence. If you are teaching and work in education, you will experience resistence. If you are working on a graduate degree, you will experience more resistence than when you got your undergraduate degree and the resistence grows if you go and get a postgraduate degree (this I know).
I went to graduation at the college where I am a faculty member, and the degree that my students are getting represent the learning and the fact that they fought through the resistence. I will graduate at the end of the month with my doctorate, and I have more knowledge and information. But more importantly, I fought the resistence. I know what my limits are and I know that level of work. I dont mind that level of resistence, and honestly, it makes me want more.
I’m not asking you to be my resistence. I know that you are dealing with your own. Let me know if you need help. It always helps when someone fights with you.
You should buy Seth Godin’s book Linchpin to read more about the resistence. Also, I got Steven Pressfield’s ebook for my Kindle app for free. Go and get that. He has made the resistence pretty light for you. Go and get it. Fight the resistence.