I was reminded of this section from what we usually call The Pressfield Book by a dear friend, who was trying to get a solid start on a project she’s been wanting to do for years. Of course, as soon as she started, Resistance started telling her how stupid she is.
From The War of Art …
Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. It will perjure, fabricate, falsify; seduce, bully, cajole. Resistance is protean. It will assume any form, if that’s what it takes to deceive you. It will reason with you like a lawyer or jam a nine-millimeter in your face like a stickup man. Resistance has no conscience. It will pledge anything to get a deal, then double-cross you as soon as your back is turned. If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get. Resistance is always lying and always full of shit.
Fuck you, Resistance. Friends, I’ve got your back. Don’t believe that bitch.