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The War of Art

190 pages, 2012



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Understanding Resistance

In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield introduces the concept of 'Resistance', a force that prevents us from pursuing our creative endeavors. It's a sneaky enemy that comes in many forms like procrastination, fear, and self-doubt. Pressfield encourages us to recognize and fight this resistance to unlock our true potential.

Turning Pro

Pressfield suggests that the key to overcoming resistance is to 'turn pro'. This means treating your art like a professional, not a hobbyist. It's about showing up every day, regardless of how you feel, and doing the work. It's about commitment and discipline.

The Role of Fear

Fear is not always a bad thing. In fact, Pressfield argues that fear can be a compass showing us what we need to do. If something scares us, it means it's important and we should do it. So, instead of running away from fear, we should embrace it.

The Power of Love

In The War of Art, love is portrayed as a powerful force that can help us overcome resistance. When we love what we do, we are willing to face any obstacle and overcome any challenge. So, find what you love and let it drive you.

The Muse and Divine Assistance

Pressfield believes in the idea of a 'Muse' or divine assistance that comes to help us when we show up and do our work. He suggests that when we commit to our art, the universe conspires to help us. So, keep showing up, keep working, and trust that help will come.


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