Top 12 Quotations from “Do the Work” by Stephen Pressfield


Here are my favorite quotes from Stephen Pressfield’s book, “Do The Work.”

1. In other words, fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.
2. A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and tiny hearts who doubt and overthink and hesitate.
3. Don’t think. Act.
4. We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted. But we can accomplish nothing until we act.
5. Fear saps passion. When we conquer our fears, we discover a boundless bottomless, inexhaustible well of passion.
6. Good things happen when we start before we’re ready.
7. Courage begets more courage.
8. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
9. Your work-in-progress produces its own gravitational field, created by your will and your attention. This field attracts like-spirited entities into its orbit.
10. Resistance is the response of the frightened, petty, small-time ego to the brave, generous, magnificent impulse of the creative self.
11. Our greatest fear is fear of success.
12. Blessed is he who has found his work.

Lucky are we to have meaningful work.


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