The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author: Steven Pressfield
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by wizardforhire   2018-12-27
We need to lower the noise floor or raise our attenuation level to valuable ideas, but yes this is a valid point. On a larger scale with population levels rising and our rate of dicovery/creation happening at idk... really fast, it behooves us crate diggers of good ideas is to step up our game. My only helpful suggestion to aid in this is read The War of Art[1]

[1] https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...

by atom-morgan   2018-11-20
I'd recommend reading The War of Art: https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...
by mikece   2018-11-10
Essential reading on this topic: "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...
by gadders   2018-02-22
The War of Art [1] has some good advice on overcoming "resistance", the force that stops people from doing what they need to do.

[1] https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp...

by touchofevil   2017-08-20
As an extremely dedicated procrastinator, the most insightful idea I have found regarding this topic is something called "The Procrastination Doom Loop"[1]

I'd also highly recommend a book called "The War of Art"[2] which was written by a procrastinator who eventually made good.

I'm still struggling with procrastination, but my personal feeling is that the key is probably to create a routine where you just execute your productive work during a set block of time everyday, much like a job. This is just so you don't have to decide whether or not to do the work "now" which will break the procrastination doom loop. Good luck!

[1] https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...

by pcbro141   2017-08-20
'Resistance' as Steven Pressfield would call it. Highly recommend 'The War of Art' to all.

Non-affiliate Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...

by kroger   2017-08-19
No book has helped me overcome procrastination more than Steven Pressfield's "The War of Art":

Instead of overanalyzing procrastination, he identifies the invisible but real force of Resistance and how to deal with it.

EDIT: grammar

by rglover   2017-08-19
Obligatory, but important:

Do the Work - https://www.amazon.com/Do-Work-Overcome-Resistance-Your/dp/1...

The War of Art - https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...

You have to build a muscle for this stuff. It's hard.

by cponeill   2017-08-19
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1...

I have re-read this book constantly since purchasing it well over 10 years ago. The chapters on facing resistance and how to deal with it constantly resonate with me when working on my own projects.

by PoliticalBonobo   2017-08-19

I know all these thoughts too well. Can I recommend a book? It's short and is right up your alley. A composer recommended it to me, and I haven't been the same since. The War of Art