Hey, it’s Michael from michaelrauscher.com,
I hope you’re doing great! Let me add some value to your life this week:
In his 78-year career, Pablo Picasso produced about 147,800 pieces, consisting of 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints and engravings, 300 sculptures and ceramics, and 34,000 illustrations. This means that he finished a painting around every second day. Translating this: He was super productive. In my post, There Is No Busiest Person Award. Stop Trying to Win It., I share powerful techniques on how to break the habit of distracting yourself from real productivity. I hope you’ll give it a read!
Especially at the beginning of pursuing a new goal, you’ll notice that you resist starting instead of being productive. You know you want to do it, but you can’t pull yourself together yet.
According to Brianna Wiest, resistance is a natural reaction to something new:
“We are wired not to be happy, but to be comfortable. Your brain resists your goal to be absolutely sure that the new thing you’re heading to can be considered as safe.” she points out in her book The Mountain is You.
To overcome resistance, you need to build a mental muscle of pushing yourself to start, and to stick with it, even if you’re doing just a tiny piece of productive work consistently. Consistency is the key.
You probably know that I’m writing on Medium.com every week. It would mean the world to me if you hit follow to snatch my weekly reads on mindful personal growth and reach out to me through any social media channel or by mail!
PS: I love to read, listen, watch content, and write about personal development and self-improvement daily. But I’m pretty sure your schedule is almost full already. Let me do the weekly personal growth research for you to save your time and add value to your life. I’ll give you only the essentials, promise!
Thank you for reading. Looking forward to seeing you next week!
Have a great smashing week ahead!