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.
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."