The Power of This Moment

February 5, 2013 — 3 Comments

 

As I mentioned earlier, Andy Traub gave me the book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.

I'm giving away a free copy of this on Friday.

I’m giving away a free copy of this on Friday. (Yes, I know my house is a mess in the background…)

This book is so packed full of gems that I could wrote a month’s worth of blog posts based on each one. Here’s a particularly poignant line from early on:

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance.

This second, we can sit down and do our work.

I love how Pressfield cuts straight through all our excuses. There’s no reason why we can’t turn things around right now.

In my recent podcast episode talking about shame, I discuss how easy it is to feel down on ourselves when we don’t do what we’ve set out to do. I get the idea we can begin to feel overwhelmed by how much we want to change in our lives. It can feel like we’ll always be stuck.

There’s more power than we know in simply doing something today.

You might be frustrated because today didn’t turn out how you wanted. But right now, in this moment, through the help of God’s Spirit, you can turn things around.

So much of life is determined by showing up to do our daily work. It’s not always glamorous, but it’s how lives are turned around.

This moment is pregnant with potential. What are you going to do with it?

Let me give you one suggestion…

This book was so good, that I’ve decided to do what Andy did for me. I’m going to give away a free copy of this book on Friday. Here’s how you can get it:

All you need to do is write a comment at the end of this post, describing why you want this book, and then share a link to this post on your Facebook or Twitter feed. Be sure to include @austindhill on the Twitter feed or tag me on Facebook. I’ll notify you if you won so I can send you the book. If you don’t hear from me, you can assume that you weren’t picked for the book.

 

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  • Hey Austin – I hope and pray that your ministry is going well. I’m not writing because I want a copy, but rather to say thanks for posting information about the book. It sounds extremely engaging and relevant on so many levels. It’s one I have my eye on now. Peace! Shawn

    • I’m glad to hear it’s on your radar, Shawn! It’s a quick read, but totally encouraging all the way through. I hope things are going well for you.

  • scrhill

    I can borrow the book from you if I ever want to read it. 🙂 I am glad the book has impacted you in such a powerful and positive way!