Steven Pressfield’s two tests of Resistance from Do The Work:
1) “How bad do you want it?”
Dabbling-Interest-Intrigued but Uncertain-Passionate-Totally Committed
If your answer is not the one on the far right, stop doing this thing.
2) “Why do you want it”?”
• For the babes (or the dudes) • The money • For fame • Because I deserve it • For power • To prove my old man (or ex-spouse, mother, teacher, coach) wrong • To serve my vision of how life/mankind ought to be • For fun or beauty • Because I have no choice
If you checked 8 or 9, you get to stay on the island.