“Creative work is…a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
--- Steven Pressfield, “The War of Art”
So, what’s up with creative people and the battles they fight against resistance? I, for one, know it is pretty easy to give in and let the resistance take over. Let procrastination be the winner – allow everything you know you need to do falter, wither and never see the light of day.
But once you know what you need to do… Once you know your soul needs you to create… that’s when the fight really begins, doesn’t it? Maybe those of us who are creators and resistance fighters need to take some advice from Lt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace of the Battlestar Gallactica – my all-time favorite fighter. Maybe we need to “…do the same thing we always do. Fight ‘em til we can’t.”
Let the fight begin.
Adama: Morning, Starbuck, what do you hear?
Starbuck: Nothin' but the rain.
Adama: Grab your gun and bring in the cat.
Starbuck: Aye-aye, sir.