I first heard about the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield during a David Allen interview. David is the author of Getting Things Done. The interviewer was talking about the “doing” part of GTD, and how so many people fight some unseen force when it comes to doing. The War of Art is about the unseen force. Steven Pressfield calls this force The Resistance.
The book is divided into two sections: Resistance, and Combating Resistance. It’s written in short chapters so it’s easy to read all-at-once or in a number of sittings. The book really spoke to me. My own personal problems with procrastination and completion seem to be shared by Steven and by other people as well.
How does The Resistance show itself in your life? What do you do to fight it?