Our thoughts on this book
An easy read. Do the Work is about slaying the dragon of procrastination, trusting the soup and starting before you are ready. I like that the author used pop-culture examples, like screenplay writing. Overall I think there was a misplaced blame laid on nature as a force working against you. The writing could have a little more faith.
An inspiring book written in a confrontational way, as if the author was right in front of you. It was almost poetic with ever changing typography and layouts. Some cool takeaways about logic, the importance of process, and the use of ‘the dragon’ as an analogy for resistance, something that you had to kill over and over again if you want to get shit done.
Books are meant to be read, re-read, marked, highlighted, scuffed up, and lent. This book in particular, Do The Work by Steven Pressfield, is exactly the type of book that needs to be worn.
This is a must read for anyone doing or thinking of doing something interesting with their life. Personally, my 4th time reading; definitely not my last. In fact, I keep this book near by and flip through it whenever I feel a slight hesitation toward action.