Tag Archives: Steven Pressfield

Start Doing

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Knowing and willing are not enough; we must apply and do. How true these words ring and yet how hard it can … Continue reading

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Producing Inspiration

“Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. ‘I write only when inspiration strikes,’ he replied. ‘Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.’        “That’s a pro. … Continue reading

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Patient Professionals

“Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him. Resistance gets us to plunge into a project with an overambitious and unrealistic timetable for its completion. It knows we can’t sustain … Continue reading

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Unseen Forces

“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Reistance.” Steven Pressfield, … Continue reading

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Each Day

“When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a … Continue reading

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Get Going

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” Emile Zola “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” Pablo Picasso “Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration…” Igor Stravinsky I’ve … Continue reading

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