Book Review: Do the Work

This book is essential for anyone trying to complete a goal, a work of art, or anything that requires a better version of ourselves.




I’m in the last stages of finishing my first novel and I’ve been encountering resistance within myself towards the book but couldn’t explain why. Do the Work will explain everything. I cried my way through the first chapter because I realised I wasn’t going crazy while trying to write my book - I’m just in the middle of writing a book. I finished reading the book and decorated it with scribbles, underlinings and notes to myself.


If you’re a working creative, I would recommend reading this book regularly at least once a month - to remind yourself of the resistance you’re up against when you’re trying to create something new in the world. This book has been empowering and encouraging because of Steven Pressfield’s no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners style. In this 98 page book, he gets straight to the point. Every page delivers real-world advice and encouragement on the progression of your creative journey.


One of my favourite quotes from this book is:


Ignorance and arrogance are the artist and entrepreneur’s indispensable allies. She must be clueless enough to have no idea how difficult her enterprise is going to be - and cocky enough to believe she can pull it off anyway.

Steven Pressfield, ‘Do the Work’.



Title: Do the Work

Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Do You Zoom, Inc.

ISBN: 9781936891375

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