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013: Steven Pressfield | Lessons from the Original Spartans

013: Steven Pressfield | Lessons from the Original Spartans

Steven Pressfield, author of "Gates of Fire," War of Art," "Warrior Ethos" and many others tells us what we can learn from the original Spartans and how to overcome resistance in everyday life.
Synopsis:One of the first things Steven Pressfield learned in researching his book Warrior Ethos is that the Spartans were serious about their laconic ideals. To his knowledge, they wrote a grand total of twenty four words about themselves so Pressfield had to rely on hearsay and poetic license to flesh out that  portion of his tome. But, fortunately, the actions of the Spartans spoke volumes, imparting valuable lessons on honor, determination, discipline and overcoming adversity. Pressfield harnessed these lessons when faced with the challenges of a blank writing page and the ultimate obstacle, a resistant mind. Watch the video episode at  Lessons:1.  Honor yourself.2.  Embrace Adversity.  The harder it is the more you get out of it.3.  When you wake up, expect the n