The War of Art


Steven Pressfield

My rating:
Read in May, 2020


A resounding rallying cry of a book. Gives a name to the enemy of our creative work, 'The Resistance'. Defines what it is, how we must defeat and how to move past it. Pick it up in the morning and you'll be done by the afternoon.

My Notes

Book One - Defining The Enemy

Book Two - Combating Resistance

Show up every day

Show up no matter what

Stay on the job all day

Commit to the long haul

Accept stakes that are high, and real

Get paid

Don't overidentify with the job

Master the technique

Have a sense of humour

Receive praise and blame in the real world

Book Three - Beyond Resistance

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