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Nobody really likes to be uncomfortable, but it’s a necessity for creative living. As animator Mark Phillips reminds us, when you get comfortable, you stop creating new things.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Hydra, it was a multi-headed beast in ancient Greek mythology that grew two heads for every one cut off. By creating a system of modes or mindsets for yourself to always fall back on — like the heads of a hydra — you’ll never feel like you’re not making progress towards your goals.
It can be difficult to break out of your regular routine. If you want to make a change, break your inertia by changing something small and setting the stage for more significant personal changes.
Some people are paralysed in their tracks when they hit an obstacle in their lives, while others manage to thrive because of them. Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph doesn’t provide step-by-step instructions on accomplishing your goals, but it does offer a mantra and mindset that everyone can pursue.