The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Are there any books that inspire or highly influence the way you work?
rprameshwor: I read this book last year and it greatly motivated me to get things done, fight against procastination and overcome anxiety.
Ask HN: Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?
cponeill: I have re-read this book constantly since purchasing it well over 10 years ago. The chapters on facing resistance and how to deal with it constantly resonate with me when working on my own projects.
Ask HN: Books on specific topics that have applied to many areas of your life?
Zanni: This is the book I've recommended more than any other, and have been thanked by people I've recommended it to disproportionately.
Ask HN: Which books have helped you the most professionally?
fiskeben: About overcoming that nagging resistance to getting stuff done that we all feel.
Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?
sivers: Have you experienced a vision of the person you might become, the work you could accomplish, the realized being you were meant to be? Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter who doesn’t paint, an entrepreneur who never starts a venture? Then you know what “Resistance” is. This book is about that. Read it
Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2014?
netcan: It's written for writers but is relevant broadly. The message is pretty simple and you don't really need to read the whole book to get it. It's one of those keep-driving-the-message self help-ish books. Basically the point is to name and shame "resistance," a catch all term for procrastination, fear and everything else that prevents a writer from writing a book. ...
JoshMilo: I love that book. I read it all the time, especially on those weeks when I feel burnt out.
Ask HN: What are the books that changed the perspective of your life?
pariya: Good read if you want to learn how to quit procrastinating!