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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tactical advice for any would-be artist or writer, 22 Oct. 2004
This review is from: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle (Hardcover)
This book is superb. Everyone who has ever tried to improve their lives or start a new venture will know that the main problem is not the money or the time; it's the motivation. Deep in our psychology we have a hidden enemy, a devious little voice that tells us not to start or attempt anything because we'll automatically fail or we've got better things to do. This little creep is usually the reason diets fail or books don't get written. Until I read War of Art I just thought I was a procastinator or at best just lazy. But Pressfield has given this enemy a name: Resistance.
Pressfield's book is without a doubt the most intriguing and genuine motivational book out there to date. It's written in plain tongue with no technical rubbish or pen-in-hand techniques that nobody would want to even try. It's staright talk; we've got an enemy, fight it! I couldn't put it down. Read it in a day. By the end of it I felt I could achieve anything and like some weirdo bible thing I have tuned to it since whenever I feel like I want to do something because most of the time I know I won't do what I want without a good push. Steven Pressfield's War of Art is that push. It's the compass that guides you toward success.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 20:11:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2012 20:12:48 BDT
I like your choice of words: "This little creep". That's exactly what it is. It makes you die inside. Thanks for your good review - Diane (Northern Ireland)
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