Absolutely, sometimes you need to put yourself in check and recognize your behaviors and this is a fun and quick listen.
The humor, it didn't feel like a sappy self help book.
The idea of going pro, of putting the time in every day even if nothing fruitful comes of it.
Interesting riff on the creative path. Pressfield does a good job of opening the kimono on what it takes to start, to continue, to deal with rejection and to learn how to enjoy the journey.
I have already listened to it several times, and will again. It's great motivation whenever I have writer's block or get in some kind of creative rut.
I haven't read another book quite like it. It covers some themes that have probably been covered in other books on overcoming procrastination, but I've never before seen the concept of 'resistance' addressed this directly and relatably.
Using resistance as a guide - that is, seeing that whatever resistance is working hardest to prevent me from doing, is what I most need to do. So if I'm making every possible excuse not to sit down and write, that's my cue to sit down and write. No matter what.
I could have used a bit more practical, step-by-step advice on how to 'turn pro'. Otherwise, this is a great read/listen.
This book goes off course into a lot of mumbo jumbo. A waste of time and money. Narration was fine. Content was pathetic. If you are looking for a boost to your creative production, try The Power of Habit. It was much more helpful.
The Power of Habit offers sound advice and examples, not some nebulous new age bilge.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
Laid out are all the ways I have found to not get things done. Which makes it harder to do these things, now that I know they are just a way to avoid accomplishing what's important.
The book is fine as it is and very well written. I was just surprised on how short it was.
This book isn't for entertainment purposes. It's more of a self-help guide.
This book holds an amazing aha to success, everyone that aspires to achieve must know what this book holds for them. I was certainly moved to action by the inspiring way Stephen presents resistance.
Everything, in my opinion, made sense in this book. I could not put a finger on as to why I, as well as some people in my life, put down my ideas or made fun of my dreams saying I wasn't good enough or it was not reality. The ideas may not have been the best but I never got a chance to try them or when I was really close I stopped. Now I know why after listening to this book. I look forward to pursing my passions with less skepticism and more belief in what I'm doing is what I need to do to fullfill my deapest desires and potential. Even if it means losing some friends or family along the way and saying, " kiss my butt, resistance. I'm doing it no matter what you say or do" I know I'm living for me and not for anyone else. Even if I fail it doesn't mean I am a failure it means I'm a professional and failure comes with the territory.
Concise. Direct. Useful. The audiobook is the perfect listen for a medium length road trip. But don't let that throw you. You'll be thinking about the message years after. BUY IT!