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Do the Work

Steven Pressfield, Seth Godin

5 mins

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Do The Work is Steven Pressfield's follow-up to The War Of Art, where he gives you actionable tactics and strategies to overcome resistance, the force behind procrastination.

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Do the Work

Do the Work

by Steven Pressfield

Overview

If you're involved in any creative field, chances are you've heard the voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough, or that your project can wait. That negative voice keeping you from acting on your passion is called resistance — and you don't need to listen to it. Best known as the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Steven Pressfield has held various jobs, including copywriter, schoolteacher and tractor-trailer driver. It was only when he realized he'd been running from his true calling that Pressfield decided to take writing seriously. Pressfield's previous book, The War of Art, described resistance in all its facets. Do The Work takes you through the process of overcoming it.

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The pain of not doing it is worse than the pain of doing it.

- Steven Pressfield

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