I picked up a few paperback comic collections at a Borders that is having a closing sale. One of the books I got was The Nightly News, a six-issue series by Jonathan Hickman about a conspiracy to destroy the media. It was pretty well-done, but this week's quote comes from an afterward about Hickman's attempts to break into comics. (The Nightly News was his debut comic). He includes a mantra that he created and uses for self-motivation, and it's a good one for people like me who sometimes let personal goals slide:
I am my own Enemy. Resistance is my Nature.
I am aware of Resistance And it prevents me from achieving the life I am Meant To Have.
Resistance is Self-Generated, Self-Perpetuated. It Lies and Seduces. Its goal is my Utter Destruction. Every day is a battle for my soul.
This Moment, This Day, I change my life.
Help me to defeat myself, And realize fate.
Thinking that's all a bit too whiny? He addresses that too:
Now, is all of this a little too spiritual? Is it too much new age, feel good, self-actualization?
Maybe, but am I committed?