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

Author: Steven Pressfield
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by jamesbritt   2017-08-20
"I think the biggest obstacle for aspiring artists is not scheduling, energy, location, etc., but the perfectionist mindset. In my experience, it's easy to become paralyzed by trying to create the final product from the start."

Interesting observations on the road blocks to creating in the book, The War of Art.

http://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/04...

by unoti   2017-08-20
If you haven't read it, consider reading The War of Art http://www.amazon.com/The-War-Art-Through-Creative/dp/044669... What you describe is precisely what this book is all about.
by jayroh   2017-08-20
The timing of this question couldn't be better because I think I know something that might help give you perspective.

Go out to the library, or borders, barnes and nobles (or digitally) and buy this book - http://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/04.... It's called the War of Art, and a really short read, 150'ish pages (but actually more along the lines of 75 pages). A friend of mine loaned me his copy and it's definitely pulled me up from the doldrums I've been in recently to get some perspective. I suffer from pretty much the same thing and succumb to that resistance, or what other people sometimes call the "lizard brain", in getting something DONE. It's HARD.

Honestly - just read the book. It'll help. I promise.