Nice quick book packed with lots of good information.
The information being given is coming from experience.
It could have done without the religious semi-preaching, however apologetic he is before each of those parts. If you can get past the turn-off value of spurts of talking about the devil and god, angels etc, it's a very worthwhile listen. He does remind you to view them as metaphor if it bothers you, the message is what's important.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a religious book. That's just the only criticism I can make.
Life-changing for countless people, I'd bet.
Yes. This speaks so boldly to many of the challenges artists face and provides a kick in the pants to push past them.
The part where I got kicked in the pants...oh wait, that was pretty much the whole book.
He does a fine job. I'm not sure what he added, but more important to me is that he didn't distract from Pressfield's writing.
To be professional, you have to think and act like a professional.
Words are cool.
Wow, I've always been aware of resistance when starting a new and meaningful project; house, health & fitness program, a new life (i.e. sobriety and 12-step program). Seriously, when I am passionate about a new project and I face resistance, then I know I'm on the right track. For example, a few years ago I was serious about getting in shape so I did the research and created a plan that worked for me and got started. The first morning at the gym I threw my back out and I said
If you want to learn how to overcoming your hesitation in pursuing your goals, this is book is a good start. It's short and quick which will leave you time to start achieving your passion :)
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!
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.