The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles.
The Book in Three Sentences
Resistance is what keeps us from sitting down and doing our best work
Most of us have two lives: The life we live before we turn pro and the life after
Resistance hates it when we turn pro
The Five Big Ideas
“Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential. It’s a repelling force. It’s negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work.”
“If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get.”
“The awakening artist must be ruthless, not only with herself but with others.”
“The best and only thing that one artist can do for another is to serve as an example and an inspiration.”
The power to take charge is in your hands; all you had to do is believe it.