Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Take the Hits...Choose your attitude!

Don't just go through the motions as you work towards your objectives. How you do your work is more important than doing the work itself. Your opponent in The War of Art is resistance and your most important weapon is your attitude. You have to elevate the quality of your REPS and put focus and intensity into your effort.

There can be a tendency to weaken resolve in the face of resistance when one feels overwhelmed or intimidated. This is where attitude often determines the outcome. A weak attitude is like taking a flimsy swing at your opponent. Your opponent might blink, but that's about it. A better attitude is like landing a solid punch. Now your opponent knows that you are serious. The best attitude is like punching through your opponent. It doesn't matter whether or not your opponent is taking your seriously, because your opponent just got knocked out!

From The War of Art...

A Professional is Prepared

I'm not talking about craft; that goes without saying. The 

professional is prepared at a deeper level. He is prepared, 
each day, to confront his own self-sabotage. 
The professional understands that Resistance is fertile 
and ingenious. It will throw stuff at him that he's never 
seen before. 
The professional prepares mentally to absorb blows and to 
deliver them. His aim is to take what the day gives him. He is 
prepared to be prudent and prepared to be reckless, to take a 
beating when he has to, and to go for the throat when he can. 
He understands that the field alters every day. His goal is not 
victory (success will come by itself when it wants to) but to 
handle himself, his insides, as sturdily and steadily as he can.
-Steven Pressfield 

It's all about attitude...the weapon of choice!

“Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely- lay your life before him!!”-Bruce Lee

So whatever your resistance is for this day...face it with an attitude to win. 

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