Trust Yourself

When I came across this excerpt from The War of Art by Steven Pressfield one Friday afternoon, it rumbled through my mind ALL weekend:

the artist's way trust yourself steven pressfield war of art bookAre you a born writer? Were you put on this earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.

Do it or don’t do it.

It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.



We all have our own unique gifts. We have our own experiences, lessons learned, creativity, expertise, humor, knowledge, art, etc… that we can share while living this gift of life on planet Earth. I doubt myself and worry a little too much if my writing is page worthy, but I think about the why and keep going. My contribution is from the heart. It’s wisdom from trial and error and something I am creating for whomever I can help. When I meet resistance—I just have to trust myself, withstand the effects of my doubt, and move forward.

Steven’s rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it. Fear is not going to go away, so march onward. Stop over analyzing and start feeling.

Thank you to my tribe for nudging me farther along my path. It helps to have a great support system. And my advice to anyone without a cheerleader, is to trust yourself and be your own! 💁


About Jet Widick

Jet Widick is the founder of Gluten Free Sage, a weekly publication that promotes healthy food, healthful lifestyle, mindfulness and minimalism. She believes that each of us longs for artful experiences and that we need to be well and inspired to help us become the best, most beautiful versions of ourselves that we can be.