Who believes in the impossible? Children. Geniuses. Artists. Entrepreneurs.
If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably fit in at least one of those four categories. Or a couple. Or all four. So you believe in the impossible.
But who believes in you?
Ah, there’s the rub. Who motivates the motivator? Inspires the inspirational leader? Coaches the coach?
Steven Pressfield does. You may remember him from a slobbering review I wrote about his book The War of Art some years back in my e-zine. It’s a brilliant book on how to overcome things like fear and writer’s block to finish a creative project. This was quite a shift for him, as he’s best known for writing fiction (like The Legend of Bagger Vance).
Now he’s back with another non-fiction book – a manifesto on overcoming resistance. (And by “back,” I mean I just recently discovered it. Not sure how I missed it, as it was actually published in April 2011.) It’s titled, Do the Work! Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way. It’s not really a sequel to War of Art, but a fresh and deeper look at how to overcome limiting beliefs that are holding you back from being your most amazing self.
This manifesto is just the impetus to breakthrough to your next epic accomplishment. You'll never want to play small again after reading this book. If you loved The War of Art, you will be orgasmic with this follow up. It is skewed to creative types like writers, but the lessons on overcoming resistance apply to everyone in any field. And especially if you are a child, genius, artist, or entrepreneur. So that means it is especially for YOU.
This book is simply fucking brilliant. Get it. Then stop back and let me know what you think.