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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Mr. Guidall does an amazing job at bringing this philosophy to life through his clear and perfectly animated narration. Pressfield's insight into the mind and habits of artists, entrepreneurs, and writers is especially unique and can be quickly applied.
Mr. Pressfield's stories about his own experiences were especially fun and easy to listen to.
Guidall's animation was well fit to these stories, and well paced.
While the teachings in this book are beautifully written, and perfect for the experienced creative, Pressfield's 'Do The Work' is better organized for someone who wants to start a new creative endeavor.
A reality check that i did not expect. very direct. a book that has the effect to break you down, look at yourself and it then builds you back up in a firm way. makes you a better person
Delivery of inspired message.
Pressfield gives thin bio, listened once, remember resistance. Bagger Vance. Ugh.
Pressfield? Have to listen again.
Charlie Rose could interview him.
Inspiring. the author really captures the process of stepping out if your comfort zone and accomplishing your goals.
This title certainly puts into perspective the complex circuitry of self-sabotage that seems to be common with any artists or would be creative types. It delves into a great many of the habits and negative self-talk preventing great novels, dance pieces, songs, and essays from being born.
I think this title is an easy listen, with effective narration. It offers some personal reflective insights for creative people (so everyone essentially, even if they don't think so). It's something I plan on revisiting and worth keeping in the library for sure.
After reading/listening to this i understand myself better.A bit more poetic than i imagined but the message is loud and clear. Loved it.
i believe this could be the missing peice in my life's puzzle. I highly recommend this to any one who fell short with their efforts in chasing their dreams and want to know why they failed.
I bought this book because I thought it would give an interesting and unique angle to problem solving, success, and overcoming procrastination. It started out that way with some really enlightened concepts on hard work and following through.
The Author then goes into a somewhat biased rant claiming that there is a difference between fundamentalists and humanists. humanists are proactive future minded folk and fundamentalists are, due to their own adoption of the evil resistance, compelled to believe that evil is real, man is bad/evil and needs to become more like they were in a purer past.
He then throws Christianity into the same category as radical Islam, labeling white Christians as, for lack of a better term, ignorant fundamentalists trying to cling to the past out of fear and....resistence.
Ironically, after his biased rant on Christianity, he goes on to praise ancient Greek religions and even goes as far as describing prayers to Greek gods in a much longer than necessary section of the book.
I believe he is off on his ideas and angles on Christianity on a personal level, but to each his own. Regardless. the concepts of overcoming the resistence could have been made clear without attempting to bash an entire religion that he chooses not to follow and then getting into almost a religious worship of The Greek Odessy/praying to the "Muse."
I've listened to this book three times. Why, because it reminds me what I should be doing... that is - Showing up and doing the work...
Well read, well written..
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