The information is good and meaningful, but the breathy and overly enunciated reading was really distracting and made me turn it off a few times. I would have preferred a less ironic tone as well.
The reference to religion, religious schools and all involved with it as being destructive and the hint that an artist could not possibly be a religious fundamentalist.
Stayed on the topic and kept his views on religion to himself, or have a title that tells us that he's going to call some people destructive and incapable of art.
The narrator was fine
I thought this book started out great and then all of the sudden there's some sort of switch to a very biased view of religions, which of course he has the right to have but it definitely turned me off from bothering to finish the book.
This book needs to be read once a year. It reminds you that just sitting down to write and writing anything is often the most important first step to overcome what many call "writers block."
Say something about yourself!
Pressfield has created something magnificent. I respect this book so highly that I have read it three times and will probably read it about a dozen more times. If you're battling something shadowy and ambiguous, if you feel as if a brick wall is standing between you and your art, your true self, your destined life: this book will transform you. In only positive ways.
Artists and creative thinkers! Read this book. Let it sink in. Pick up your swords and your shields and give us what you've got.
Fitness Teacher and Coach
Awesome read/listen. Aside from the praise of Tiger Woods for his drive and professionalism, in light of what we know today, this is an awesome book, covering many topics about resistance, and the fact that we all have art inside of us. I worry that our school system is draining us or blocking us our ability to express ourselves, Pressfield does a good job of discussing this and so much more. I'll pass this on to many people I know who have a book in them, or struggling to get going on a project. So many awesome points are made about why people are sick, why people have cancer, and that when they begin expressing their inner self, or what Pressfield calls their higher self, it is miraculous to see how the body can heal, when people become fulfilled through aligning there human self with their higher self. Good stuff. Love this book. If you're struggling to start a project, live your purpose, or feel as though you have an unwritten book inside of you, give this book I read/listen.
Talks about that thing that keeps us from being the best version of ourselves. I love how his detailed definition of resistance is helping me become more aware of this force like never before. It's what I have been struggling with all these years and now someone is talking about it in such clear terms. LOVED IT
I relisten to this book several times a year. It keeps me honest and it keeps me working. When I start believing my own BS, and giving into my excuses not to do my most important work, then I know it's time to listen to this again. A great wake up call and kick in the butt to help you conquer the things that keep you from bringing your art into the world.