“Hitler Wanted to be an Artist” (quote)

You know, Hitler wanted to be an artist. At 18 he took his inheritance, 700 kronen, and moved to Vienna to live and study. He applied to the Academy of fine arts and later to the school of architecture. Ever see one of his paintings? Neither have I. Existence beat him. Call it overstatement but I’ll say it anyway: it was easier for Hitler to start World War II than it was for him to face a blank square of canvas.

That’s from the early part of Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, a book that has been suggested many times at 27GoodThings.com. In this early part, Pressfield is sharing the idea that in our lives there is a Resistance to the things we want to do – write books, start companies, get in shape – and this Resistance is ever present, but we can use it to guide our actions and prepare for our battles.


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