Day 13: Ah-ha!
The Grind-ies are the gravelly, down and dirty, mentally painful, zero-to-something thinking, learning, and producing that it takes to create something of your own. The Grind-ies Challenge is a 30 day pursuit to enter the Grind-ies mindset on a regular basis and document the experience.
It's inner growth.
That's why battling resistance is so flippin' hard.
I listened to Oprah interview Steven Pressfield and that's what he kept saying.
Creative inspiration accompanies gooey, grimy, persuasive energy known as resistance.
Our job is to spread the two apart like the bread of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
These are not my insights; they're Pressfield's, but they're hitting me and I'm running with them.
I cried earlier while working on a writing gig. I realized that from 2009 to 2014, I took several, negative brain patterns head on when dysfunctional behavior would have been indescribably easier. I did this because I really wanted to accomplish my long-term goals.
I thought about how I'd curl up by the toilet and dry heave while my body felt like countless emotion knots being rubbed out at once.
Resistance could have defeated me. It would have been very reasonable, but I didn't want to go that route.
Now, I take creative resistance on every day forever.
Creative resistance, you've got nothing on what I've already done.
Time in the Grind-ies: 3 hours, 23 minutes
Projects: work-for-hire gig, work-for-hire website (it looks cool, illustrations and everything)
How I felt afterward: Like I really grew. Disciplined, not just with my time, but with my emotions. I know personal projects will come flooding back when I get this layer assembled.