The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Author:Steven Pressfield DO YOU: · dream about writing the Great American Novel? · regret not finishing your paintings, poems, or screenplays? · want to start a business or charity? · wish you could start dieting or exercising today? · hope to run a marathon someday? If "yes," then you need THE WAR OF ART Now, in this powerful, ... more »straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity. THE WAR OF ART is an inspirational, funny, well-aimed kick in the pants guaranteed to galvanize every would-be artist, visionary, or entrepreneur. Steven Pressfield enjoys great international success as a bestselling novelist. But in order to reach the top he had to do a lot of work to fight the inner demons that told him he couldnt make it. THE WAR OF ART is his challenge to creative block, and his succinct, straight-from-the-hip style will help every reader unleash their personal ambitions, be they literary, artistic, or business-minded. According to Pressfield, the internal obstacle to success is Resistance. Resistance is the difference between the life you lead and the life you want to lead, and can take many forms. Pressfield shows readers how to identify and defeat Resistance at every turn and challenges them to change their amateurish, unsuccessful habits into a professional attitude that can get the job done. Finally, Sun Tzu for the soul! Inspirational, funny, and a great kick in the pants, THE WAR OF ART is the perfect book for anybody who had a goal circumvented by life and circumstance: which is to say, you and everybody youve ever met.« less
This book is phenomenal. I can't recommend it highly enough. The last section is hardly religious; instead it focuses on the positive power that propels us forward. The author acknowledges that he believes in God and uses the words "muse" and "angels", but in the first chapter of the last section makes it clear that labels matter very little--you can just call it talent encoded in your genes due to years of evolution if you want. The points he makes are highly relevant and thought-provoking, no matter your faith or lack thereof.