I first came across Steven Pressfield’s book the War of Art, sometime ago. I think it was mentioned in Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans. I subsequently heard Tim discuss it during one of his podcasts. He devoted a few moments to the book and spoke about how the War of Art had delivered him from a creative slump. At that moment, I made a note to check it out as soon as I could.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, is all about helping you get over own b.s. to reach your best creative self. For most of us, it’s a simple concept which is infinitely more difficult to execute. Pressfield approaches this issue by splitting the book into 3 sections, namely, Book One: Resistance – Defining the Enemy; Book Two: Combating Resistance – Turning Pro; and Book Three: Beyond Resistance – The Higher Realm. Resistance is the term he uses to describe the destructive force that kills our creativity and prevents us from achieving what we set out to each day. Continue reading “The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – Book Review”