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
It could have done without the religious semi-preaching, however apologetic he is before each of those parts. If you can get past the turn-off value of spurts of talking about the devil and god, angels etc, it's a very worthwhile listen. He does remind you to view them as metaphor if it bothers you, the message is what's important.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a religious book. That's just the only criticism I can make.
Life-changing for countless people, I'd bet.
The struggle against "resistance" good examples, he knows the struggle.
Someone else that would read it with less drama and that "put on" voice. He wasn't real/true to the essence of the book.
Yes. This speaks so boldly to many of the challenges artists face and provides a kick in the pants to push past them.
The part where I got kicked in the pants...oh wait, that was pretty much the whole book.
He does a fine job. I'm not sure what he added, but more important to me is that he didn't distract from Pressfield's writing.
To be professional, you have to think and act like a professional.
If you want to learn how to overcoming your hesitation in pursuing your goals, this is book is a good start. It's short and quick which will leave you time to start achieving your passion :)
Well first he read the book like he was the author talking to me. It was so funny at times.
It had some very valid points. As an artist, I find myself not always wanting to do my art. Not always in the mood. But just by being diligent and going out to my bench and working, it gets the creative juices flowing and Mr. Pressfield addresses this rather nicely.
Just do the work!
The amount of profanity used detracted from the author's points. Also the story line seemed very fragmented to me. I chose not finish listening to it.
I would, because the author does some interesting points, but I would warn my friend the book gets kind of spiritual and loses objectivity.
There's not really a story in this book, but the book speaks of procrastination in it's different forms and suggests approaches to overcome resistance. Again, it does get a bit spiritual when talking about overcoming resistance, which sucks.
I thought it was interesting when the author talks about identifying the different ways that resistance (the driving force of procrastination) manifests in your life.
Not really. The subject has been covered. I'd be affraid that a follow up would be pretty disappointing.
No. I kept feeling like I wanted to jump off a bridge when i heard the nagging narrator's voice.
No because it was really boring and didn't give specifics -- it was a lot of general "get out there and create and don't be afraid" rather than "here are a few ways you can combat _______ when you are having difficulties.." There was nothing but common sense offered. i really expected something better.
No!!! His voice is irritating and very arrogant sounding. I definitely had difficulty listening to the book with his narration -- I kept trying to filter the nagging part out so i could concentrate on the content -- but in the end I couldn't. In my opinion, this reader's voice did an injustice to the book.
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