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The War of Art. Steven Pressfield. “In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don't do it.” Table of Contents: ○ Introduction. ○ Book One. THE WAR OF ART by STEVEN PRESSFIELD. WHAT I DO. I get up . or the Kindle app. ciofreedopadkin.tk ciofreedopadkin.tk And when Steven Pressfield was writing The War of Art, she had her hands all over him. theWARofART WHAT I DO I get up, take a shower, have breakfast.
The amateur takes it so seriously it paralyzes him. How are you meant to deal with that?
The very definition of a professional writer is that of someone who is able to support themselves through their vocation. How do we define and balance love and too much love when it comes to our motives for writing? Is it not possible to write authentically and be paid for our efforts? Are writers supposed to make a living by just passively waiting for money to come their way, if and when they deserve it?
I beg to differ. Writing is both art and work. And the fruits of our labour serve a purpose: to entertain, to inform, to inspire.
These things enrichen our culture — and are worth paying for. The starving artist is not inherently noble. Neither have I. Resistance beat him.
First of all, Hitler produced hundreds of paintings. He was not creatively blocked. But obviously the bigger issue here is that this is not the reason World War II started. How about the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I that crippled Germany financially and shamed them into eventually electing a leader that fed them a sense of national pride?
Lesson 2: You have to treat your dream like a full-time job. So what do you do to combat Resistance? What any professional would do: you work. Do you show up to your job on time? I bet you do. Do you keep working when shit hits the fan? Do the same for your dream. Somerset Maugham Schedule time to work on it, every single day, and then just show up.
Each of us has a different calling. Some of us are app developers, some want to direct movies, others write books or knit tea cozies.
This fear can keep you from even trying to write. Instead of letting that resistance stop you, use it in your favor. It is okay to feel fear or doubt - these emotions mean that you care about your dream. You would not be afraid of failing at anything if you were not in love with her. Fear can be a good indication that your dream is important enough for you to pursue.
Even successful people are afraid. Many professionals respond that they choose certain roles because they are afraid. They recognize that fear indicates a passion for these roles, and then they believe they should seek them out. Like these actors, you can use fear to motivate yourself.
Do not be controlled by it and doubt - recognize that these emotions can help you orient yourself toward the dreams that are most important to you. Be A True Professional How are you running after your dream? It is a mistake to try to work on it for a few hours once in a while. Try to think of how you can work on it constantly.
Be immersed, as if it were a full-time job. You can be creative about how you use your time for your dreams, even if you still have a normal job. For example, Quentin Tarantino did not study at a film school but worked in a movie rental store. He watched films at work and used his "free time" to direct small projects. One of these times, one of his projects was destroyed by a fire.
Instead of feeling defeated, Tarantino realized that although he had never finished the film, the project had taught him far more than any film school could teach. A person like Tarantino, who is dedicated and does not give up on problems and difficulties, is a "professional.
You can also transfer skills from your job to your dream, even if your job is very different. Are you going to work every day on time?
Do you keep working even when you have distractions in your personal life? Probably yes. The self-discipline skills you perfect in work can be applied to your passion. Working full time to fulfill your dream will not always be fun. However, if you can support your work day, even when you do not like it, then you can also use this ability to fulfill your dream. Somerset Maugham was once asked if he wrote according to a timeline.
He replied, "I only write when I am inspired.
On the contrary, they work hard every day. Because we can not permanently eliminate these negative emotions, we must learn to fight them. You can do this by having self-knowledge and by understanding your calling better than anyone else.
To learn about yourself, you must know your limitations. You do not have to do everything yourself.
When you understand your limitations, you realize that it will be better to work with the help of others. A good way to do this is by surrounding yourself with other professionals. For example, Terry Gilliam, a famous director, works on solo projects and is also a member of Monty Python.
He once offered the following film advice to a newcomer named Quentin Tarantino: Being a good director does not mean doing everything, but it means knowing when to delegate power to other talented people, such as actors, cinematographers, and producers. A great director must know the limits of his art, to know what areas can benefit from the contributions of other people. A professional also knows when to call for help. Knowing how to ask for guidance can help you continue to develop your art.
For example, even at the height of his golf career, when he was considered the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods still had a coach.
You can always continue to learn about your art, even if you are already very talented. Professionals learn how to master this process of constant learning. Think of Madonna: she was able to maintain a long and enduring career in pop because she was constantly working to reinvent her image so that her songs and performances were not boring or predictable.
Although the singer is considered one of the best pop singers in the world, she understands that being a professional means that you must constantly learn about what you do. Be Persistent, Organized And Patient Let's imagine your dream is to write a book and you develop the self-discipline of sitting and writing every day.
Soon you will realize that the resistance does not disappear immediately. In fact, resistance may even increase if you keep writing, making you doubt your passions.