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The War of Art Audiobook

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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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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.

©2002 Steven Pressfield (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    "one of the best books I have listened to"

    The concept of resistance was amazing...just amazing. The author's concept hit hard on doing the work, with full devotion. It's very empowering book and the narrator has done an excellent job....Read a book like this after a long time

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    Bryan Hardy 04-07-16
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    "direct, potent, and universally relevant."

    such a great book with a potent and relevant message. naming resistance as the negative universal force and then breaking down how it arises and how to overcome it is something we all need to know if we're going to get done what it is we were born to do.

    can't recommend this book enough.

    listen, now, your welcome, and thanks Steve!

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    Stephen Rankine Toronto 04-07-16
    Stephen Rankine Toronto 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the most practical and and enlightning books on achieving the best you can be there is."

    This wonderfully written and narrated book reveals what's really been stopping you from achieving your true passion and happiness in life. You'll see things from your own past that have stood or are currently standing in the way of you really manifesting your highest calling.

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    Summer Dawn Los Angeles, California USA 04-05-16
    Summer Dawn Los Angeles, California USA 04-05-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Listening over and over"

    Love this book. I have this and Big Magic, and I'm totally happy with both. Different approaches to the same animal.

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    Teryn A. Kennedy San Angelo, TX 04-05-16
    Teryn A. Kennedy San Angelo, TX 04-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Gets lost in Book 3"

    Pressfield goes spiritual/religious at the end, but otherwise it's quite good. The first two books are worth the price of admission, but if you aren't a religious person, or don't agree with assertions about spirituality and souls, you can stop at Book 3. From as far as I got there's little to be had past Chapter 31.

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    Thomas J. Olofsson 04-04-16

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    "Master Work"

    This book should sit next to "The Elements of Style" on every writer's shelf. Do not borrow this book. Own it. Steal it if you have to and read it once a year.

    It will give you unique insight into what writer's block really is.

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    NYCbuyer 04-03-16
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    "this was great to listen to while working out"

    this was a great reminder of how life must be lived! very inspiring and I will be listening to this again

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    Charles Holt 04-02-16
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    "swallowed it whole and started it again."

    enjoyed the performance as much as the text. shared it with several who needed to experience this trip.

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    "Just the thing I needed to hear earlier."

    loved how he objectified procrastination as resistance. a more complete description.

    I struggled with resistance for a long time but this just helps me objectify it and know that I can overcome it.

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    Yury Katkov 03-30-16
    Yury Katkov 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book that will wake you up"

    Forget excuses, stop bitching about obstacles and invent rationalizations - just get to work. The author analyzes the most common sources of distraction from your main work, the work that you love, the work that you're afraid of starting or continuing. His concept of resistance is very powerful and helps you to think about procrastination and distractions very differently

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