I first blogged about The War of Art on April 1, 2009 after reading it because this man recommended the book. Well, I’ve just been hit by a wave of anti-resistance. The resistance I write about in the older blog. You can read about it there. But I just wanted to share some passages that still rock my world. Thank you, Pressfield.
“Late at night have you experienced a vision of the person you might become, the work you could accomplish, the realized being you were meant to be?”
“Resistance will bury you.”
“If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get. Resistance is always lying and always full of shit.”
“The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”
“The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed.” Pressfield brings it with this one.
“Anything that draws attention to ourselves through pain-free or artificial means is a manifestation of Resistance.”
“Instead of applying self-knowledge, self-discipline, delayed gratification, and hard work, we simply consume a product.”
“What makes it tricky is that we live in a consumer culture that’s acutely aware of this unhappiness and has massed all its profit-seeking artillery to exploit it.”
Man, I hope one of these quotes just came up into your life and tossed things about like a little tornado in your soul, especially that last one. Read this book. And go do what everyone is telling you, you can’t do.