“The dog ate my homework…”
“I was dropped when I was a baby…”
“I don’t have enough time…”
“The boss won’t let me…”
I don’t know why I went so long without reading this book.
I had heard friends mention it in passing, but honestly hadn’t paid much attention to it.
Last year, I finally picked up the War of Art and finished it over Christmas break. I loved it.
Pressfield’s The War of Art is a must-read for any writer or artist.
This manifesto for creatives is essential for anyone longing to overcome “The Resistance” (the name of the force that prevents each of us from accomplishing our dreams.)
I’m not feeling particularly inspired today. I don’t even want to write anything on this blog.
The first is this: Fight through the Resistance. Author of The War of Art Steven Pressfield explains in his book that there is a force warring against your creativity. It is called “the Resistance,” and it wants to keep you from your destiny.
You need to get up every day, expecting resistance, and fight through it.
You need to not wait for inspiration, but do your part by showing up. It’s up to the Muse to do the rest. Read the rest of this entry »