So What If It Doesn’t Work Out! – Procrastination, Fear, Resistance, Risk

Posted on April 7th, by Albert in Failure, Fear, Procrastination, Resistance. No Comments

This whole idea of resistance came from a book called “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. His premise is that we are scared to live up to and face our purpose and potential. He suggests that we’ll do all kinds of things to avoid it even in our career choice. Here’s a quote:

“Sometimes, when we’re terrified of embracing our true calling, we’ll pursue a shadow calling instead. That shadow career is a metaphor for our real career. Its shape is similar, its contours feel tantalizingly the same. But a shadow career entails no real risk. If we fail at a shadow career, the consequences are meaningless to us.”

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