A quote of Goethe: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now."
And one from the author: "The Knights of the Round Table ... dueled dragons. We're facing dragons too. Fire-breathing griffins of the soul, whom we must outfight and outwit to reach the treasure of our self-in-potential and to release the maiden who is God's plan and destiny for ourselves and the answer to why we were put on this planet."
And my question -- can this apply to ordinary everyday grind-it-out work? Or is Pressfield just talking about 'the artist'?
Even the knight has to sharpen his swords. In order to pursue goals, no matter how grandiose, there are many everyday grind-it-out work that needs to be performed.