How to Start

by chasereeves on April 2, 2009 · 1 comment

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How do you start a blog?  Oh, I know, by blogging about how to start the blog.  #lamebutWTF

So, one of the things I’ve learned over the past year or two is the secret about starting things: namely, start it now.  Screw it.  Sit down and put pen to paper.  Write the check.  Commit the first post… even without the picture (you’ll come back later and add that).  Resistance is what keeps you from starting, and the best way to overcome it is to blow yourself in the head like Tyler Durden (or Robert Paulsen).

A great resource on how to start things: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  I was turned onto this by a friend of mine who is a writer.  Get 2 pages into this book and it will become your new sanctuary.  Few people understand overcoming resistance better than Pressfield, and no one will make you want to kick resistance’s ass harder.

So, here’s to Pressfield (Cheers, sir) and here’s to starting something new Goddamit!

“Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him…It knows we can’t sustain that level of intensity. We will hit the wall. We will crash.” (Page 75 of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield)

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