“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

  • Defining the enemy (i.e. The Resistance)
  • Combating Resistance (or Turning Pro)
  • Beyond Resistance (or The Higher Realm)
  • It is an internal invisible force
  • It is unreasonable: you can’t talk to him
  • It is universal and everywhere
  • It never sleeps
  • It is linked with your fear
  • It is linked to sexual satisfaction
  • One of the symptoms is Self Dramatization
  • Victimhood is started by Resistance
  • Resistance hates Pure Love (however you feel love and resistance together)
  • The attitude of Fundamentalism is that of a Resistance
  • It is most powerful at the finishing line
  • Pros are patient. They don’t set unrealistic deadlines and work every day to attain their targets.
  • Pros seek order and organize themselves.
  • Pros act in the face of fear even when they are terrified.
  • They don’t accept any excuses.
  • They are prepared for any contingencies.
  • They are never a show-off.
  • They dedicate themselves to mastering their technique.
  • Never take failures personally.
  • They keep on reinventing themselves.

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