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 ideas communicated in this work are never once substantiated, are most often obviously incorrect, and are nearly always contradicted by other claims the author makes within the text. George Guidall does a nice job in communicating the material. I would actually like to hear George read something that isn't such a waste of time.
I liked George's performance. He clearly prepared for the reading and is rather articulate. Thankfully he read fast to shorten the amount of time the listener has to listen to the tripe the author wrote down. Interestingly and rather amusingly, though, this haste conveys a strong sense that Pressfield was manic while writing this work.
I would have totally rejected it.
If you're looking for a work that has information that matters and thus is actually inspirational instead of insane, try "The Drunkard's Walk." It's a bit longer but well worth a complete listen.
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.
I shed a tear listening to a complete stranger summing up into words the very thing that haunts me as a troubled person with big dreams that have died in the ether. Why did success and happiness elude me? Why could I dream so much but fail to manifest? What was this opposing force acting against me? It doesn't feel wicked but it isn't made of good either. What is this wall made of!? Upon listening, I learned. This opposing force is myself. A magnificent book that I plan on listening to again and again until I wake up and take action. Thank you Steven Pressfield.
I wonder how I miss this book for so long. It helped me realise I am not alone who finds creating stuff is challenging.
It's a master piece that you don't want to miss.
I highly recommend this book. It was well written to the point and was easy to focus on the readers voice.
For me personally it put into perspective a lot of the obstacles getting in my way preventing me from doing what I makes me happy, and then inspired me to take action.
I just love this book because it made me realize that fear is really the only thing that holds me back from success and living an extraordinary life. I love how he keeps talking about how resistance is the only thing that's really holding us back and fear feeds off of resistance. this was the second time that I listened to the audio book and everything just clicked. I would highly recommend this book to the person who is procrastinating on living out their true Desires in terms of life or just wanted to start a business or just anything that's holding them back from what they really wanted to.