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May 23, 2012 / Amberly

Book Review

Book cover The War of Art Steve Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield


Whenever I bring up this book to people they always assume I have gotten the name wrong. It is extremely close to The Art of War  by Sun Tzu, but it’s not.

Book cover The War of Art Steve Pressfield

I picked up this book to read for a women’s empowerment book club at one of the locations I work. Sadly I was not able to make it to the book review but was happy to have read it and have it enrich my life.

A quick review about the book by me,

It is written with a creative audience in mind, although anyone can pick it up and get something from it. It covers the topic of “resistance” and how we are letting this getting in the way of our creative ventures. Steven Pressfield highlights how we should conquer this resistance. He also gets into the non physical of creativity or spiritual aspect, that we are just a vessel that the creativity flows from. If we let the universe, god, heavens, angels guide us to our true purpose we will make this world a better place through our calling.

It is one of those books that you can read in spurts. It is organized in such a way that every page is a new thought. This makes it great to pause and reflect on a specific thought.

I really loved the part where he mentions we should sit down EVERYDAY for a specific period of time and focus on our creative venture, whether it is learning a language, painting, writing or starting a business.

My favorite part is this

Fear that we will succeed excerpt from The War of Art

“Fear That We Will Succeed”

I find it incredibly true. Sometimes we don’t do things in our lives not because we are afraid of failing but afraid of succeeding. If we succeed, what do we do next. This means that all the people who told us we were less than perfect are wrong. Prove them wrong, find your calling and move through the resistance, make it happen get in touch with your angels, god, the universe or whatever helps to drive your life.

Read It, Live It, Share It.

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