Think of The War of Art as tough love...for yourself.
Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies 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.
Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members, and thousands of others around the world.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Whether your passion is writing, painting, or any other creative pursuit, Steven Pressfield is about to light the proverbial fire under your butt. With his straightforward motivational guide, the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance distills the artist’s struggle to one brilliantly simple principle: Resistance. Resistance is the force that keeps you too bogged down with fears that you aren’t good enough, too stuck waiting for “inspiration” to strike, or too distracted by an email or a show to sit down and actually do your art. Pressfield, a former marine, reads his audiobook with a drill sergeant’s precision, which is perfect for his no-nonsense, to-the-point advice. He reminds us that greats from William Shakespeare to Henry Fonda faced this same self-doubt and procrastination—and that their success came from overcoming resistance and working on their craft every single day. The War of Art had us ready to put the pedal to the creative metal even before we were done listening.
Short sweet and to the point.
I was genuinely trying to enjoy the book but I couldn’t get past the part where he says that social anxiety and ADHD are marketing ploys.
What happened to the George Guidall version of this audio book?
Unlistenable compared to the recorded books version.