I can’t think of a more appropriate place to start this What I’m Learning series than with Steven Pressfield. If I could magically make a stranger part of my family I would choose Steven Pressfield and I’d be sure I was seated next to him at every family gathering.
His books The War of Art and Turning Pro have had a huge influence on my work. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to call it life changing. I tote Turning Pro around like it’s life’s playbook. Because…it is. When I’m distracted, ready to give up, etc. I whip that baby open to any random page and I’m quickly reminded: the muse rewards those who do the work.
My Top Takeaways
Resistance is real.
Resistance is your compass to True North. The higher the resistance, the closer you are to the work of your soul.
The muse rewards those who do the work.
Concentration & depth = pro. Shallow & unfocused = amateur
Simple. Profound. Life changing.