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.
Well first he read the book like he was the author talking to me. It was so funny at times.
It had some very valid points. As an artist, I find myself not always wanting to do my art. Not always in the mood. But just by being diligent and going out to my bench and working, it gets the creative juices flowing and Mr. Pressfield addresses this rather nicely.
Just do the work!
This is my first purchase from Audible and most likely, my last. I have this ebook and was eagerly looking foward to listening to it on my commute. Once downloaded, I quickly realized that the narration would be a senior citizen male voice. Boring! Enough to put me to sleep! Nothing against senior citizens, but narrating an audio book, really?
Kudos to Amazon for promptly refunding. I will stick to Kindle versions from here on out.
Techniques that actually worked, actual compassion, so on, so on.
The guy who read the intro.
Disappointment on several levels. It was almost good.
My neck hurts.
I would, because the author does some interesting points, but I would warn my friend the book gets kind of spiritual and loses objectivity.
There's not really a story in this book, but the book speaks of procrastination in it's different forms and suggests approaches to overcome resistance. Again, it does get a bit spiritual when talking about overcoming resistance, which sucks.
I thought it was interesting when the author talks about identifying the different ways that resistance (the driving force of procrastination) manifests in your life.
Not really. The subject has been covered. I'd be affraid that a follow up would be pretty disappointing.
No. I kept feeling like I wanted to jump off a bridge when i heard the nagging narrator's voice.
No because it was really boring and didn't give specifics -- it was a lot of general "get out there and create and don't be afraid" rather than "here are a few ways you can combat _______ when you are having difficulties.." There was nothing but common sense offered. i really expected something better.
No!!! His voice is irritating and very arrogant sounding. I definitely had difficulty listening to the book with his narration -- I kept trying to filter the nagging part out so i could concentrate on the content -- but in the end I couldn't. In my opinion, this reader's voice did an injustice to the book.
The struggle against "resistance" good examples, he knows the struggle.
Someone else that would read it with less drama and that "put on" voice. He wasn't real/true to the essence of the book.
The narrator is not my favorite, so maybe a different narator would have been better. He just sounds so arrogant and it doesn't help that the material he's reading is written in a way that seems somehow disrespectful and patronizing. Maybe it's just the authors mindset that implies that people need to be brutally strict with themselves to get any kind of results.I much preferred 'The Artists Way'.
It's redeeming value is that but based on other peoples reviews, it seems to have value to others, so that is worth something.