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Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way Paperback – 10 March 2015
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- Publisher : Black Irish Entertainment LLC (10 March 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 114 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1936891379
- ISBN-13 : 978-1936891375
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 0.74 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thanks again SP - Gates of Fire was memorable and so is this book.
Awesome little read for during your work commute.
Recommended to any who wants to stay motivated.
5 stars for the solution this book has given me to tackle the problems I am going through currently and will be going through till the end.
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I can't help but feel as if this book was written for an American audience who perhaps appreciate this style of writing. I get and agree with most of his points, but I personally would have just benefitted more from someone giving me the target messages straight and not feeling like they have to hit a word count (so repeat the message constantly). I'm not sure this author is for me.
While Do the Work is not a panacea it gives that force that blocks you from starting and staying with a project a definite name. Once you know its name you are over half way to understanding it. And understanding the problem is the next half to overcome it.
I found the first half of this short booklet most useful as it is written in an analytical style which engenders reflexion on your particular circumstance. Later in the book Pressfield’s style becomes dangerously close to those coffee mugs you see in the work canteen cupboard: Pithy saying printed on ceramic cups purchased by the owner in a moment of inner high motivation.
Once you identify Resistance and how it manifests itself in your world Pressfield outlines a number of strategies for dealing with it. A strong point of the book is it flexibility and width in offering a variety of potential solutions without ever becoming too narrow.
Everyone’s Resistance has a different tap room and being able to identify this is a massive help in overcoming creative inertia.
Everyone who reads this book will get something out of it and many will get a lot form it. As I did. And you’ll probably read it more than one. Its style also makes you write in short sentences. Like this. For a bit.
Some of the pages have barely a few paragraphs in and with it under 100 pages just feels like something that should be included for free in a book bundle