Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art” (as enjoyed as an audio book read by George Guidall)
“The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle” written by Steven Pressfield was published in 2011 .
Are you a creative individual looking to breakthrough resistance and make your masterpiece– then Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle” was written for you!
Today, we share highlights of Steven Pressfield’s “ The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle” as narrated by George Guidall.
First and foremost, I found “The War of Art” as an inspiration to get on with my creations.
First major take away – “The Most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying”
Second major take away – Everyone struggles with Resistance. You’re not alone. Don’t let that be your excuse.
Fear is another type of resistance. It can show up in many forms.
Actor Henry Fonda threw up before most of his performances. He just cleaned up and gave his performance.
Third major take away – You must treat your dream like a full time job.
We often work our day “job” when we’re sick, or tired, or have other things on our mind.
Pressfield underscores that the Professional ACCEPTS no EXCUSES. He points out that excuses are another “cunning” example of resistance. Don’t make excuses for working on your dream.
Another example is “waiting for inspiration” or the perfect moment, or for someone else to give you “permission or approval. This is more resistance.
Just DO IT! That’s the beauty of realizing your dream. You just NEED to DO IT!
In the “War of Art” Pressfield shares his personal philosophy which is deeply grounded in all his efforts to overcome personal human adversities with resistance such as procrastination, failures and excuses.
Written with an honest and transparent look into his own struggles and mistakes. Steven Pressfield’s “War of Art” is a real treasure for those ready to stoke their creativity into action.
If you find yourself lacking the motivation to move your pen, pick up your brush, compose your song, then you will likely find solace and encouragement in “The War of Art” by Steve Pressfield
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(Audio book) “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield
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