Fixing My To-Do List By Getting Rid Of Resistance

Some days the blog comes easily, other days it comes slowly. The thing I’m learning to do is keep at it and not turn it into a problem. The moment I turn anything into a problem (which is a form of resistance) then it stops being fun, and it has much less chance of getting done. And I’m also learning that the way I hold something in my mind is critically important. 

In this way, blogs are similar to your work on your instrument as a musician. There are some days where it’s a joy to sit down and write or play. However, more often than not, it doesn’t feel like fun and it may even be the last thing I want to do at the time. 

I’m learning that the key thing for me is how I hold the task in my mind. Once it becomes this ‘thing-I-have-to-do’, I’m much less likely to keep at it. 

However, if I just make a small, subtle shift in how I think about it–say, changing it to ‘this thing I do’–it can make all the difference. In fact, holding it in my mind this way assures that the thing in question actually gets done. 

And, when you look at it, I changed two words–the key phrase ‘have to’ is where all the resistance is held–but it made all the difference. And the reason it made all the difference is because I got rid of the resistiveness. 

And then, the thing got done–this blog! 

So I now have to ask myself, where else in my life am I being resistive? What part of my life can be improved by changing the way I hold the question in my mind? Very interesting…

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8 comments on “Fixing My To-Do List By Getting Rid Of Resistance
  1. I get stuck at writing when I force myself to write on a daily basis. But when I am inspired to write, I can write all day long. Your idea is interesting. I shall try this technique.

    Thanks,
    Prem

  2. Jennifer says:

    Ugh, I can feel your pain! I have gone through the exact same experience myself with my blog. Just remember the acronym FOCUS – Follow One Course Until Success as you write and you will get it done.

  3. Lik says:

    Hey 🙂
    This reminds me of Louise Hay, who advised to replace all the “should”s in our speech with “could”s. Suddenly, an obligation becomes an opportunity, and there is the freedom to do it or to say no to it.

  4. BHW says:

    This paragraph is actually a pleasant one it assists new web people, who are wishing for blogging.

  5. Alise says:

    thx for the info

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