Resistance As Resistance In Steven Pressfield's The War Of Art

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Do you know the feeling? The gnawing. The vague sense of dread that there is a paper to write, another assignment looming, a saxophone to practice: an overall fear of work hanging like a cloud over the atmosphere of the mind. “Perhaps,” the unspoken conversation usually proceeds in my mind, “I should check the internet before I get to the work. Something new might have happened. The squad is probably doing things without me.” Whether by distraction, discouragement, or a general unpreparedness, something keeps creators from producing their work. The struggle against it is endless, and in his book, The War of Art, author Steven Pressfield defines this force, this phenomenon, as Resistance. Resistance has several key identifiers and expresses

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