The War Of Art: Beat Resistance And Be A Pro
As a creative professional and liver of life, absorbing The War of Art was a transformative experience for me. I highly recommend you check it out.
The book is focused on creative pursuits, with particular focus on writing (since the author is a writer, that makes sense :-), but taken abstractly the concepts can apply to anyone. After all, I sincerely hope you view your life as a creative endeavor, no matter how you choose to spend your time! Chances are along the way you’ve met Resistance, and that’s exactly what the book challenges head-on.
It’s full of insightful and practical tidbits (even if it can be a little heavy on the sports/golf analogies and the third section gets a bit metaphysical). The definitions of what a Professional is and does have helped affirm and shape my choices in business and life.
On top of all that, it’s a short book with lots and lots of white space — a quick read that could make a long-lasting impression.
Author’s website: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
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