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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,889 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: Steven Pressfield Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781455821037
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Do the Work

Our enemy is not lack of preparation; it's not the difficulty of the project, or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account.

The enemy is resistance.

The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications and a million reasons why he can't/shouldn't/won't do what we know we need to do.

Start before you're ready.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Islin Munisteri | 2/9/2014

    " Reminds me of Seth Godin's concept behind the lizard brain and overcoming fear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Mcreynolds | 2/9/2014

    " Helpful for authors in particular. Insightful in part, shallow in part. Sure to get you off the sidelines and into the game of creation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britt Selvitelle | 2/7/2014

    " Awesome. Tons of good quotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Hallman | 1/24/2014

    " Just about finished this book. I enjoyed how Steven views Resistance as the greatest stumbling block to finishing our endeavors, whether health or writing a book or something else. There are several points in the book that made me very excited. Most of which resonated with me was in the beginning of the book. I will also re-read this book and take notes the second time. Anyone facing a creative challenge should find this short work very interesting, motivating and helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/16/2014

    " A quick, inspirational read to aid in motivating one to do something they've been wanting to do. Much better than I thought it would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Arsenault | 1/12/2014

    " A quick read, and many good ideas for starting and finishing new projects, but this book should not be considered a 'one stop shop' on this topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monique | 1/12/2014

    " Not much new just reworded and catchy phrases to peak your interests and help you question where you are in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 1/12/2014

    " Easy read. Great advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Bravman | 12/25/2013

    " A single shot of espresso to help get past Stuck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Hooker | 12/17/2013

    " Good manifesto and a beautiful Domino Project ebook. Worth reading and rereading if you're feeling stuck or if your loved one is tired of dragging you out of bed in the morning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/26/2013

    " Good book, very motivational. It put my writing aspirations in context and made me sit down and start writing .... again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Moegling | 11/20/2013

    " Excellent for anyone who wants to do anything but experiences Resistance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 11/14/2013

    " I loved this short, little book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ciprian Rusen | 7/25/2013

    " This book is nothing else than a collection of platitudes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathalie | 4/15/2013

    " Brilliant book. A must read for any creative person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rashida | 9/30/2012

    " If you're starting a new project, program, or challenge take this book along for the ride. You'll be happy you did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 trisha | 8/8/2012

    " a fantastic follow-up to pressfield's The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles. a quick and motivating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/4/2012

    " I didn't like it as much as The War of Art, but then it's a hard act to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Salzman | 5/14/2012

    " This book does two things well: convinces you that you have something to offer the world and gives you a swift kick in the pants to go do it. Well worth it if you've been waffling on some idea you have germinating in the back of your head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zacho | 4/6/2012

    " I downloaded this book for free from Amazon. The first book Ive ever read on my phone, good thing it was short. Its a motivational book. I especially liked his point to start before you're ready, don't prepare, begin. I agree that too much research and thinking will kill great ideas from happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/28/2011

    " Short, sweet and inspirational. Especially if you tend to procrastinate. This will get you moving. I am interested in reading other works by Pressfield. I got this one free for the Kindle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin Storm | 7/9/2011

    " I like these sorts of pep talks. very flattering stuff in there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika | 5/19/2011

    " very motivating and sincere :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikita T. | 5/18/2011

    " Very quick and focused read… definitely gives you the motivation to start and push through whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. It’s like he’s your personal life coach drowning out all the voices in your head that are holding you back. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henrik | 5/14/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Short, sometimes quirky, but always very encouraging. If you want to read it, start right now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecil | 5/12/2011

    " Must read! Shut up, just go do it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 5/11/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed it. Helpful, real world advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 wanda | 5/9/2011

    " Quick read. A much needed a pep talk if you have an idea kicking around and need a push to complete it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 5/5/2011

    " The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I haven't done the work yet. When I've done the work, there won't be any finite number of stars that can demonstrate the significance of such a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arnav | 5/5/2011

    " Quick book on overcoming the fear and resistance in pursuing and finishing projects. Recommended for anyone that has a bit of an entrepreneurial side or is trying to get through some project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/5/2011

    " I love Steven Pressfield. His no-nonsense words have kept my novel going for a couple of weeks now! This is a great guide for any artist, but a writer especially. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 5/4/2011

    " Excdellent otivational book on Just Getting On With It. "

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About the Author
Author Steven PressfieldPressfield's first job when he moved to New York City was as a $150-a-week copy writer for Benton & Bowles. One day while rewriting the just-add-water text for the back label off Gravy Train dog food he asked himself, 'Shouldn't I be doing something a little more worthwhile?' He decided to quit and write a novel. Eight novels, many bestsellers and 34 screenplays later, you've found this book. Find the rest of them at http://www.stevenpressfield.com/books/