Avid Reader and Listener.... enjoy classics, poetry, memoir. Teach College English.
So I glad to that I didn't waste an entire credit on this one. I got it on a daily deal. I'm reading about creativity and trying to practice it lately and while this book "kinda" fit the bill it didn't do much for me. The last chapter was the best as far as a spiritual approach. He says that behind every blade of grass there is an angel trying to get our attention and we just can't hear them. That was quite interesting considering the "macho" tone of the rest of the book.
I don't need roses and rainbows but this one is definitely written from the male point of view.
I play this over and over again when I hit resistance in my large creative project, a film. This book is my coach against resistance! Highly recommend for serious, ambitious, struggling artists.
This book took a very different spin in dealing with the pitfalls of ‘artistic procrastination.’ The narration was superb and the body of the book keep me highly interested. Personally, procrastination is a assassin, and I need all the help I can get in fighting it, this book was another step along the way for me to win the battle. Overall, the book was fun and enjoyable, and I didn’t procrastinate in reading it!
I would recommend this book at it really presents a good argument why most of us think about things we want to create but never manage to get to.
There is a quote from the Scottish Himalayan Expedition (WR Murray) which rings so true and fits into the overall themes in the book perfectly.
George's voice lent a credibility to the material. There was a purposeful use of emphasis which was enough to enhance points without getting annoying. Good Narration!
There were moments in this book that were so true to my own thoughts that I felt completely in tune with the author. And I will listen to this book more than once I am sure.
Great book especially for the person wanting to create something but resisting gettting at it.
Yes, friends who cherish their creative streaks would enjoy it most. How many more words do I need?
unsure of how I could describe my favorite character in a minimum of 15 words
unsure of how I could describe my favorite scene in a minimum of fifteen words
No, I listened during multiple car rides because I do not often get the luxury of a couple hours to listen in one sitting - or one walk
Probably not gonna recommend this. I listened to it twice thinking that maybe I didn't get it. No it's just a lot of confusing smoke in your eyes.
There's no ending or a beginning really. But if I had to tell you then I'm say I was waiting for something epic and was let down.
fascinating book on execution and productivity , one of the best book and recommended highly, a must read
Love reading tech & business especially when it comes in a single book.
Pressfield is a genius. I am not sure why he struggled for so many years as you will hear in this book, but it would eventually benefit you and I. This book is my favorite book of all time and I have went through them all. If you are thinking about it then stop and click the buy button. That way I can say, "I told you so"....
Yes, every couple months just to self evaluate progress & to get another drilling of this much needed to hear info.
That what ever it is you are looking to accomplish, the best way to do that is to just get started.
I teared up a couple times hearing validation that it all isn't for nothing.
Right at the top!! Destined to be a classic.
How Pressfield not only identifies what derails most creative types but also offers practical solutions to obliterate those obstacles.
That to overcome resistance in all its various forms, I have to commit (on an hourly or at least daily basis) to being a pro. Professionals do things- take actions- that amateurs do not.
If you're on the fence about getting this book- please, for your own sanity just get it. It's pretty much a masterpiece for how to break the chains of avoidance and "do your work"