Book Review: Do The Work

What’s it About?

Steven Pressfield’s Do The Work (2011) is a book designed to encourage you. It’s the sequel to his book War Of Art. In it he expands his idea that Resistance is the opposing force for any endeavors that requires effort over time.

No More Excuses

This is a short book. It took me a day and a half to read it. But don’t let its length fool you, this book packs a punch. The book encourages you to dedicate to your craft/project/passion no matter what happens.

Strange

I liked the book, don’t get me wrong. But it’s one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read. Sometimes it feels like a self-help book and sometimes it doesn’t. Its tone reminds me of a much darker and serious book. I think it has something to do with how close to home it hit. The book’s premise is simple; no one’s going to do the work for you, your success rests on your shoulders. Do the work no matter what happens. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes the tone of the book can be cold and unapologetic, but it’s the advice the reader needs to hear. I mean read.

Final Thoughts

Do yourself a favor and read this book. It will motivate you to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be. I guarantee it’s going to be your new favorite book.

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