Pressfield explicitly reveals the struggling artist within us and unveils his innermost processes on combating his daily conflict of interests. His personification of resistance as the supreme anti-creative and productive force upon us made me newly aware of and poised for the daily battle every artist-creator experiences.
This is no nonsense. Strait forward. Refreshing experiential advice that takes the higher road to achieving greatness.
This book really helped me see how much resistance had taken over my work and how I've been stunting my own professional progress by not really committing.
I've listened to it twice and will keep it running and inspiring me to do my work and not get off track.
just one more book lover
This is a jumpstart audiobook. It will give you a kick in the butt if you are procrastinating on some long-held dream. Pressfield even gives some theory behind procrastination and offers up the enemy, Resistance, against whom we must do battle.
Possibly the most helpful information is his detailing of the many ways we sabotage our dreams. Some of them will surprise you and yet seem oh so obvious. Understanding what we do, or do not do, is half the battle.
There are other excellent books on habit--breaking bad ones, developing good ones--that would be a good follow up to this volume.
This book was so good that I listed to it over again once I finished it the first time. I highly recommend it. Really puts your thoughts into perspective and makes sense out of the world and the people in it.
more helpful for someone looking to make the leap to turn pro than someone already working as an artist, but still took away some gold stuff from this.