It won’t be any easier tomorrow

I’ve been writing every day for well over a decade now. So, the resistance (that crafty voice in our heads that tempts us to take the easy way out) knows not to suggest that I skip a post.

No, that would render it ineffective.

So, it makes a different suggestion. “Mail it in today.” – it says. “You’re tired. Just find a random quote and stick it in. No will notice. You will be more rested tomorrow.”

Even after so many years of daily writing, that suggestion is more tempting than I’d like to admit on some days. Only after further thought do I realize that it actually won’t be any easier tomorrow.

There will be other reasons to mail it in. The resistance will show up and be ready in full force tomorrow as well.

It doesn’t get easier. We just learn to deal with it better.