This is my book review of The War of Art by author Steven Pressfield.

AuthorSteven Pressfield
TitleThe War of Art
SubtitleBreak Through the Blocks and
Win Your Inner Creative Battles
First published2002
Typenon-fiction
Genreself-help
Author’s websitestevenpressfield.com
Rating100/100
RecommendedYes (Hell Yeah!)
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My personal notes on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Do yourself a favor and read this book as soon as possible.

This book is highly practical and has the potential to save your life!

Steven writes about the biggest enemy we face in our life: Resistance.

Resistance is always lying and always full of shit.

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

What is Resistance? At it’s core, it’s fear. It’s self-doubt, perfectionism, self-sabotage.

Are you facing procrastination? Read this book. I’m serious.

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: 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

This book is too important for your life and everyone of us not to be read.

We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/children/teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. 

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

Do you want to realize your dreams? Do you have goals, huge plans, but don’t follow through? And you want to do the work, but for some mysterious reason you don’t?

The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

Again: Read this book.

The sign of the amateur is overglorification of and preoccupation with the mystery. The professional shuts up. She doesn’t talk about it. She does her work.

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

And with that being said, I shut up now and publish this book review.

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It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.

Steven Pressfield – The War of Art

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