The War of Art

The War of Art

Author: Steven Pressfield

Buy It: Amazon

Entertainment Value: 8/10

Life Value: 10/10

Read If: You have any talent, ambition or dream.

Do Not Read If: You don’t want to risk ruining your next pity party.

I read this book on the recommendation of Joe Rogan and it has been one of the most influential books in my life. You ever wonder why its so much easier to sit down on Facebook than write a blog? Its called resistance. You ever wonder why you can get something almost done but never quite finish? Its called resistance. This book unmasks the treacherous aforementioned beast, and gives you the vision to spot it. Once you learn to see resistance, you can make it bleed. And in the famous words of Arnold from Predator, “If it bleeds, you can kill it.”

Once you can go toe to toe with resistance and it least maim it on the reg, you may be able to call yourself a professional. And that is another important concept from this book. A professional doesn’t talk about writing, he writes. A professional doesn’t talk about how much ass he can kick, he just kicks ass. These two concepts alone are worth the read, but the book is packed with the tools to turn your life around, or improve what you already have going.

Pressfield, being a brilliant fiction writer, weaves this book together wittily and concisely. You can finish it in 2-3 hours if you hustle, but better perhaps to read it slow and let it simmer. If you don’t go get this book right now, you just let resistance dunk on your ass.

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13 comments

  • I am going to get this book to help with procrastination from studying. Would it apply in my case and help? Because i do want to get the work done, i just never do!

    Johnny D
  • All I have to say is Wow! I admit, I used to hate reading and was lazy as I was younger and was just straight up confused on what was holding me back from living a more interesting and happy life. Not everything is perfect and I don’t expect it to be obviously but I can definitely say that understanding the message in this book and the other book reviews you posted up is definitely a start for a new beginning! Thank you.

    Chris B
  • Resistance is a wiley beast, this time when you kill it, kick it to make sure its dead. And then drive a sword through its heart where it lay, just in case it tries to get up. Good luck and happy journeys brother

    aubreymarcus

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