By Steven Pressfield
"There is an enemy. there's an clever, lively, malign strength operating opposed to us. the first step is to acknowledge this. This attractiveness by myself is significantly strong. It kept my existence, and it'll shop yours." -- Steven Pressfield may you be going in your method of manufacturing nice paintings? have you ever began a undertaking yet by no means comprehensive? do you want to do paintings that concerns, yet do not know the place to start?The solution is Do the paintings, a manifesto via bestselling writer Steven Pressfield, that would convey you that it is not approximately larger principles, it really is approximately truly doing the paintings. Do the paintings is a weapon opposed to Resistance - a device that can assist you take motion and effectively send initiatives out the door. making a choice on up the place The struggle of paintings and Turning seasoned left off, Do The paintings takes the reader from the beginning to the end of any long-form project—novel, screenplay, album, software program piece, you identify it. Do The paintings identifies the predictable Resistance issues alongside the way in which and walks you thru each one of them. No, you're not loopy. No, you're not by myself. No, you're not the 1st individual to "hit the wall" in Act . Do The paintings charts the territory. it is the stage-by-stage street map for taking your venture from web page One to the top.
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We have turned round Cape Horn and the gales are shrieking; ice encases the masts; sails and sheets are frozen. The storm howls dead in our faces. There’s no way back and no way forward. We know we’re panicking but we can’t stop; we can’t get a hold of ourselves. We have entered ... THE 53 54 Steven Pressfield Do The Work! BELLY OF 55 56 Steven Pressfield Do The Work! THE BEAST 57 58 Steven Pressfield Welcome to Hell Do The Work! 59 Principle Number One: There Is an Enemy Now you’re in the shit.
Her panic was momentary, a natural part of the process of growth. That’s us as we rally and re-tackle the Big Crash. This time we’ll lick it. We’ll fix this jalopy and get it back on the road. Panic is good. It’s a sign that we’re growing. 78 Steven Pressfield Back to Square One In the belly of the beast, we go back to our allies: • Stupidity • Stubbornness • Blind faith We are too dumb to quit and too mulish to back off. In the belly of the beast, we remind ourselves of two axioms: 1. The problem is not us.
Bank on it. It’s gonna happen. The worst part of the Big Crash is that nothing can prepare us for it. Why? Because the crash arises organically, spawned by some act of commission or omission that we ourselves took or countenanced back at the project’s inception. The Big Crash just happened to me. My newest book, a novel called The Profession, was done—after two years of work. I was Let me rephrase that. They HATED it. The worst part is, they were right. The book didn’t work. Its concept was flawed, and the flaw was fatal.