Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day Three, Quote Three

I was nominated by the noble John Howell to participate in a “Three Days, Three Quotes” challenge. With the Weekly Recaps, quotes seem to be my thing lately, so why not throw in some more?

“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: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

I’m constantly seeking a good kick in the creativity butt, so I’ve begun “re-reading” The War of Art through Audible. I forgot how good parts of this book were.

Thanks for the opportunity to share some illuminating quotes, John!

-Phillip

3 thoughts on “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day Three, Quote Three

  1. This is a great quote and so true.

  2. That’s a good one. Thank you. I can see myself thinking about that one from time to time.

  3. […] I recently posted a quote from Steven Pressfield stating that the more we fear a thing, the more we know it’s the thing we must do. But I began to wonder: Is that always the case? Maybe I’m wrongly trying to convince myself that it is. Maybe we fear stepping on a rusty nail because we ought to fear stepping on a rusty nail. Perhaps our subconscious is trying to save us some heartache (and tetanus shots). […]

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