Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.
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Absolutely, sometimes you need to put yourself in check and recognize your behaviors and this is a fun and quick listen.
The humor, it didn't feel like a sappy self help book.
The idea of going pro, of putting the time in every day even if nothing fruitful comes of it.
Interesting riff on the creative path. Pressfield does a good job of opening the kimono on what it takes to start, to continue, to deal with rejection and to learn how to enjoy the journey.
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.
This book goes off course into a lot of mumbo jumbo. A waste of time and money. Narration was fine. Content was pathetic. If you are looking for a boost to your creative production, try The Power of Habit. It was much more helpful.
The Power of Habit offers sound advice and examples, not some nebulous new age bilge.
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.
The book is fine as it is and very well written. I was just surprised on how short it was.
This book isn't for entertainment purposes. It's more of a self-help guide.
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This is a refreshing take on procrastination of any kind. I am not your typical procrastinator however, this book still applies. I am changed. Thank you Steven.
I compare this book to Napoleon Hill's "Outwitting the Devil". What Hill calls the devil, Pressfield calls 'resistance'. Incredible concept.
I did not like Guidall's performance. I felt someone younger should have read the book. Sorry George.
The idea of resistance being the enemy of us all. Also, I must honor my muse self.
Loved this book. Thank you!
Since Change is the only constant, Growth is change and change is good! I'm constantly seeking new books so I can feel good about changing!
Loved it...Listened 2x already. .it's my motivation when resistance tries to strike! The narrators tone may put you off at first but he is hilarious in his delivery! If you're into any of the "Arts" or trying to push past your comfort zone and elevate in ANYTHING there is going to be resistance. ..but there will also be ASSISTANCE! THIS BOOK IS GREAT AND HELPED ME OUT SO MUCH!
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