15 Quotes From Steven Pressfield’s “Do the Work”

“Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”

“Instead we want to work from the Self, that is, from the instinct and intuition, from the unconscious.”

“The problem with friends and family is that they know us as we are. They are invested in maintaining us as we are.”

“The three dumbest guys I can think of: Charles Lindbergh, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill. Why? Because any smart person who understood how impossibly arduous were the tasks they had set themselves would have pulled the plug before he even began.”

“A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”

“Is there a spiritual element to creativity? Hell yes.”

“It is better to be primitive than to be sophisticated, and better to be stupid than to be smart.”

“Steve, God made a single sheet of foolscap exactly the right length to hold the outline of an entire novel.”

“The universe is not indifferent. It is actively hostile.”

“Ideas come according to their own logic. That logic is not rational. It’s not linear. We may get the middle before we get the end. We may get the end before we get the beginning. Be ready for this. Don’t resist.”

“Act, reflect. Act, reflect. NEVER act and reflect at the same time.”

“Ask yourself what’s missing. Then fill the void.”

“Resistance is not a peripheral opponent. It does not arise from rivals, bosses, spouses, children, terrorists, lobbyists, or political adversaries. It comes from us.”

“The only intercourse possible between the knight and the dragon is battle.”

“Ship it.”

Jarod Dickson

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