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Inviting The Denier In

Develop the skill to say no.

Matt Gemmell on staying motivated, even when you hate the thing you love to do:

The Denier is who hauls me out of bed to work out every morning...His techniques can be subtle, when they need to be - he’s all about the next ten minutes, and how much harder can it possibly be to just say no to one little treat, or to cycle just a little bit farther - but deep down, his position is that it’s your own goddamned funeral.

Harder nowadays with all the shiny distraction around but nevertheless, this is the way in to your art. Saying no to everything else.