The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

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“A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.”

Posts by The Imperfectionist on The War of Art: Break Through the Books and Win Your Inner Creative Battles:

 

"Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do... The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." -Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)

"Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do...The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." -Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)

 

"Fear of rejection isn’t just psychological; it’s biological. It’s in our cells...[Resistance] uses fear of rejection to paralyze us and prevent us, if not from doing our work, then from exposing it to public evaluation." -Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)

"Fear of rejection isn’t just psychological; it’s biological. It’s in our cells...[Resistance]
uses fear of rejection to paralyze us and prevent us, if not from doing our work, then from exposing it to public evaluation." -Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)

 

"Creative work is not a selfish act...It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got." -Steven Pressfield

"Creative work is not a selfish act...It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got." -Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)

 

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