Book Club: The War of Art

A masterpiece by Steven Pressfield.

The War of Art is ideal for anyone who is engaged in any creative work or who has aspirations to do so. This can include writers, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and anyone else who is seeking to turn their passion into a profession.

It’s also relevant to people facing obstacles in their personal or professional lives and looking for strategies to overcome them. The book is written in an easy-to-understand style and is aimed to be helpful for anyone trying to make something of themselves, whether it’s writing a book, starting a business, or pursuing a dream.

Key Takeaways

  1. Resistance is the enemy of creativity and progress. It takes many forms, such as procrastination, self-doubt, and fear, and it must be overcome to progress on our goals and projects.
  2. Our creative work is not just about producing something tangible but also connecting with something greater than ourselves. By working on our creative endeavours, we can tap into a higher realm of consciousness.
  3. To become a professional, we must be disciplined and willing to face resistance daily. We must commit to our craft and take action to make it happen.


“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”

“The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”

“The professional does not wait for inspiration. He acts on discipline.”

“The professional cannot allow the ego to be invested in the outcome of any endeavor.”

“The professional knows that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work.”

“The professional masters love and self-expression, not self-promotion.”

“The professional is not a dreamer. He’s a doer.”



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