Pomp Recommended Book: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Pomp Letter | Anthony Pomp | Jan 16, 2023

The War of Art - Pomp Recommended Book:  The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

  • Overview: The world is littered with people who dream, but very few who have the courage to act. You can see this highlighted in every industry. Pressfield assigns a name to the friction that prevents action — Resistance — and then unpacks how you can overcome whatever you are facing, so you can produce your best work. This book is part motivation, part psychology lesson. It is worth reading every page.

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  • Key Takeways:
    • Everyone has a talent that arms them with the ability to create something valuable for the world. Very few people act on this talent because they give in to “Resistance.”
    • Pay attention when you fear something. It is a good sign that you should attack that activity with an immense level of enthusiasm. You will be surprised by the positive impact of completing the task.
  • There is one strategy that continually defeats Resistance. You must turn pro at your specific craft. If you do this, you have a shot of conquering Resistance.
  • You have to ignore the haters. They will always surface as you build momentum. The professional understands why they are haters and chooses to keep working.
  • Consistency is essential to defeating Resistance. Without consistency, you will self-sabotage. Do the work. Sit down. Be consistent.

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Select Quotes:

  • Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.
  • “The enemy is a very good teacher.” - the Dalai Lama
  • Resistance is always lying and always full of shit.
  • Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement.
  • It’s one thing to lie to ourselves. It’s another thing to believe it.
  • The professional endures adversity.
  • Resistance feeds on fear.
  • We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are.
  • To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.
  • In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it.

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