Author: Steven Pressfield
Title: The War of Art
Elevator Pitch: What most people call procrastination is really a invisible force called resistance that stands against you in accomplishing anything. It causes fear, insecurity and even arrogance. It cares nothing about you, only that you don’t succeed.
“In short, if the Muse exists, she does not whisper to the untalented.”
“When we drug ourselves to blot out our soul’s call, we are being good Americans and exemplary consumers. We’re doing exactly what TV commercials and pop materialist culture have been brainwashing us to do from birth. Instead of applying self-knowledge, self-discipline, delayed gratification, and hard world, we simply consume a product.”
“The professional… does his work out of love. He has to love it. Otherwise he wouldn’t devote his life to it of his own free will.”
I almost hate to give this book such a high score. But, at the same time I don’t at all. I would give it a perfect 10 because it is that good, but it just doesn’t feel right to give a book that you can read in one sitting a 10. Sorry Steve.
This book she really be read by everyone. Such a kick in the butt to get started. It goes hand in hand with my all time favorite quote.. “Whatever you can do or dream, begin it now.”