On the Subject of Fear
[Today’s post is an interview with me in fear.less online magazine. If you haven’t heard of fear.less, it’s a terrific enterprise founded and run by Ishita Gupta and Matt Atkinson, who are two young stars of new media.
[Fear.less appears once a month; it’s free; you can sign up via the link above or below. The magazine features interviews with artists and entrepreneurs, where the thrust of the discussion is to probe the individual’s inner life on the theme of fear–and the overcoming of it. It’s an idea whose time has definitely come, and Ishita and Matt do a tremendous job each month. But enough from me. Below is Ishita’s intro text for this month’s issue:]
Fear.less’s first issue of 2011 is here. After several straight hours of running around screaming with arms raised in triumph, I’ve sat down to tell you about it. It’s a concise and stately installment, quite concerned with creativity. All those new challenges you want to tackle in 2011? All the burnout you may feel from the trials of 2010? This new issue should help. It certainly provided an infusion of energy and rejuvenation for us.
Steven Pressfield is the author of “The War of Art”, a monolithic self-help book that Fear.less Ishita has called “the greatest book ever written”. He has declared total war on the forces in our minds that resist courage, and his interview draws on inspirations from all walks of life. He is also a Lakers fan, but don’t hold that against him.