I stopped reading immediately to write down that title. It’s a midway point in the book, explaining how you feel once you’ve started on your road to success/creativity/passion, whatever you’re after and only after you’ve spent time and money striving for your achievement and there is no turning back. Then all of a sudden….Welcome to Hell, now your in the shit. Perfect.
I’ve been there. When I was there I was scared to death, excited, panicky, worried…it was great. I was there and I want to get back to hell as morbid as that may sound. What you’re reading is part of my urge to get back in the shit.
Do The Work is about overcoming the resistance when you start working on a project. Dealing with the self-doubt, the nay-sayers and anyone or anything that might tell you to stop.
As for what you’ll get out of the book. Whatever you put into it. It’s so cliché it almost hurts to write but its true. This is one of those books that generates idea after idea and reading it takes twice as long as it should because you keep thinking about what it is you’re after. But when you finish all you can think about is doing the work.
Personally I read this at just the right time. I needed that push to get me back on track and this book was it. I also feel it my duty to mention that this book is the second title from The Domino Project, an awesome venture that really treats the reader well. All you have to do is listen and they go above and beyond to release titles that are interesting and you could even win something. To date, I’ve won $100 in gift cards to Ibex and I haven’t paid for a single book yet (three so far with the next coming soon.). I encourage everyone to check out their site and get updates from them…it’s worth it.
Also, Steve just published a work of fiction called The Profession, which is currently on my reading wish list at Amazon.