Steven Pressfield: Talent is a Bullsh*t
In this episode, Steven Pressfield shares his insights on overcoming resistance and pursuing creative endeavors. An acclaimed author known for his works in fiction, non-fiction, and screenwriting, he gained recognition with his debut novel "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and his historical fiction novel "Gates of Fire." But for me, his groundbreaking book “The War of Art” impacted me like no other. During the conversation, we dive deep into the concept of resistance and how it hinders our creative pursuits. Pressfield discusses the challenges of sitting down to create and the negative force that radiates off the keyboard. He shares his personal strategies for combating resistance, including the importance of turning pro and acting like a professional. Some highlights we explore: The secret that real writers know about the difficulty of sitting down to write The distinction between amateurs and professionals in creative pursuits Overcoming adversity and self-doubt to continue creating The concept of "Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be" and its impact on creative work Enjoy!
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