Tag Archives: The War of Art

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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Beating Resistance

“There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.” Steve Pressfield, … Continue reading

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