The War of Art: Break through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield is mostly for those of us who tend to procrastinate. Or who let fear or anything else get in the way of doing what we really want or need to do. He calls the force that prevents creativity Resistance and in this book he does his best to arm us against it.
The part about being professional spoke to me especially. As well as when he discussed the fear of success. It is a good book. Most of the chapters were small and easily digested. Not so easily put into practice but knowing the problem is well on the way to solving it!
From the back cover :
“Creative work is…a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t Cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” –Steven Pressfield
- dream about writing the Great American Novel?
- regret not finishing your paintings, poems, or screenplays?
- want to start a business or charity?
- wish you could start dieting or exercising today?
- hope to run a marathon someday?
“IF YOU ANSWERED “YES’ TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, THEN YOU NEED… the WAR of ART
In this powerful, straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity. THE WAR OF ART is an inspirational, funn, well-aimed kick in the pants guaranteed t galvanize every would-b artist, visionary, or entrepreneur.”
I’m not sure if I’m galvanized or not but the book was definitely inspirational and motivational. It was helpful to me. I have let fear stop me from creating in the past. I need to work on that for sure. If you need help…this book might be it. If not…it won’t hurt you…much. :p