Steven Pressfield is a successful writer who shares his deep insights into being a successful creative in The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.
If you create anything at all, this book is for you. If you are a writer, artist, entrepreneur, business owner, or hobbyist, this book is for you.
Pressfield’s book reads more like a serious of short essays that are easy to digest.
The premise of the book is outlining and defining “the Resistance” which is force against which every person who tries to created something will and does struggle.
The book chronicles the numerous forms and methods which the Resistance uses to prevent us from creating and doing what needs to be done.
You’ve likely seen the Resistance as you’ve tried to make progress on your projects and work.
Pressfield details the various facets of the Resistance so you can clearly see how it works and how it manifests itself in your daily life.
With a clear understanding of the Resistance and how it is slowing you down and holding you back, you’ll be able to see it for what it is.
This clarity will strengthen you to power through the Resistance to create amazing works, art, books – anything.
This book is more motivational and empowering than step by step tutorial. As I read this book, I was able to see how I was falling victim to the Resistance and what I could do to reverse that trend.
I enjoyed this book and found it very insightful to the inner struggles I’ve faced on my projects.
After finishing the book, I had a very productive work day and found myself cheering victory over the Resistance. When I find myself caught in the Resistance’s grasp in the future, I will likely revisit this book to recharge me in my creative efforts.
You should read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.