Getting Past the Gatekeepers
April 2017

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The Struggle Against Obsession

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The cursor sits there, flashing impatiently, daring me to fill the page with words that mean something. I have a vague concept in my head, but it shifts when I try to see it more clearly.

I start writing and get a few lines down, then backspace to delete them. They weren't quite right. I repeat this process a few more times. Nine, to be exact.

I drum my fingers against the desk again, frustrated. I'm tempted to move on to another topic, or to stop trying for the day. This is what I do. I write. So why is it such a struggle today?

Because I'm obsessing over it. I'm so focused on finding the best way to start the article and the most logical way to lay it out and the ideal story to include that I'm not making any progress. I'm getting in my way and preventing myself from accomplishing the task at hand. It's frustrating. Moreover, it's difficult to overcome.

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