Author of the week - Steven Pressfield
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Hello dear readers, as you must have already read the quote above you must have gotten the idea behind the success of Steven Pressfield.
Steven Pressfield is an American author who has numerous books on historical fiction, non-fiction and screenplays.
Steven Pressfield was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1943. He completed his graduation from Duke University in 1965 and in 1966 decided to join the Marine Corps.
Pressfield has worked as an advertising copywriter, school teacher, tractor-trailer driver, bartender, attendant in a mental hospital and the list keeps going on. He had to go through a lot of struggles to be an author. He was homeless and was living at the back of his car. He has mentioned all of his difficulties in the book “The War of Art”.
To conclude, Steven Pressfield will always be a fighter no matter what situation he is put in. Most of us are facing our own battles and the only thing which keeps us going is a never ending spirit of not giving up, just like Pressfield.
Here is another quote from the author which will stay with me forever.
“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles