Friday, April 29, 2011

Do The Work

Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield, is a FREE Kindle book that you should read. Read it today. The book is designed to coach you through a project (a book, a new business venture, a diet, acquisition of physical fitness, the recovery from a broken heart) from conception to finished product. The author explains the concept of Resistance.

What Is Resistance?
"Resistance is a repelling force. It's negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work."

How Do We Overcome Resistance?
  1. Stupidity
  2. Stubbornness
  3. Blind faith
  4. Passion
  5. Assistance (the opposite of Resistance)
  6. Friends and family
Resistance's Two Tests

How bad do you want it?
  1. Dabbling
  2. Interested
  3. Intrigued but uncertain
  4. Passionate
  5. Totally committed
If your answer is not #4 or #5, just forget about reading this book.

Why do you want it?
  1. For the babes (or the dudes)
  2. The money
  3. For fame
  4. Because I deserve it
  5. For power
  6. To prove my old man (or ex-spouse, mother,teacher, coach) wrong
  7. To serve my vision of how life/mankind ought to be
  8. For fun or beauty
  9. Because I have no choice
If you checked #8 or #9, you are ready to move forward. If you checked any of the first seven, you must check yourself into the Attitude Adjustment Chamber.

The last part of Do the Work is about finishing. If we can't finish, all our work is for nothing. Resistance is strongest at the finish. We must ship.

This book was published by Seth Godin's Domino Project and is being offered as a FREE Kindle book (for a limited time). I liked this book. It will inspire and motivate you to get started today. Poke the box. Do it now.

Have you read these books?
Tales of the Revolution (Compiled by The Domino Project)
Poke The Box by Seth Godin

How do you overcome resistance? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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