The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting... show more
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
Publish date: January 11th 2012
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
, Self Help
, Personal Development
The first two parts of this book made very good points. I fully expected to enjoy the third part as well, but by then I was starting to get bored of the book. While I do believe in God, the author's way of speaking about generic higher powers, and of muses whispering in an artist's ears rubbed me th...
I don't for a minute believe anything Pressfield says about the universe or inspiration. Like so many "self help" books, Pressfield's advice is founded on a completely unsupportable metaphysic - I find myself utterly disagreeing and rejecting his metaphysics while finding his practical advise utterl...
This book is fierce. I picked it up late one night while fighting the flu and the next morning, I was like an efficient machine. I felt extremely motivated to continue my efforts on a few projects that had been languishing on the back burner. The author shines a very bright light on that cunning,...
The first couple of sections are about 'resistance' to your art (in this case writing, buy equally could be applied to any art, or any occupation), what forms the resistance manifests itself and what you can do about it. The book is very easy to digest, straight forward, short and filled with (most...
Sometimes you can take a simple idea and write a whole book about it and it have the book be incredibly successful. The War of Art does this. The idea is that resistance is the enemy of creativity and beating it is the way to become creatively productive.The topic is explored from a number of angles...