By Steven Pressfield | Published: October 28, 2009
Because of the response to Monday’s posting of Major Jim Gant’s paper One Tribe At A Time, I’d like to keep the post “above the fold” all week, and run a shorter “Writing Wednesdays” post this week. The focus? Resistance and Major Gant.
Major Gant has a wife and kids; he’s training now for a year-long deployment to Iraq; and has the everyday things we all share on his plate. Yet, he still completed his 45-paper within the timeline he and I discussed. No one asked him to write the paper. There was no deadline from a boss. He started writing it, we discussed posting it on my site and set a date, and he delivered it on time.
Resistance, it seems, melts away in the face of conviction, passion and hard work.