"Fierce trust demands that you put forth the work anyhow, because fierce trust knows that the outcome does not matter.
"The outcome cannot matter.
"Fierce trust asks you to stand strong within this truth: 'You are worthy, dear one, regardless of the outcome. You will keep making your work, regardless of the outcome. You will keep sharing your work, regardless of the outcome. You were born to create, regardless of the outcome. You will never lose trust in the creative process, even when you don't understand the outcome."
"There is a famous question that shows up, it seems, in every single self-help book ever written: What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?
"But I've always seen it differently. I think the fiercest question of all is this one: What would you do even if you knew that you might very well fail?
"What do you love doing so much that the words failure and success essentially become irrelevant?
"What do you love even more than you love your own ego?
"How fierce is your trust in that love?
"You might challenge this idea of fierce trust. You might buck against it. You might want to punch and kick at it. You might demand of it, 'Why should I go through all the trouble to make something if the outcome might be nothing?"
"The answer will usually come with a wicked trickster grin: 'Because it's fun, isn't it?'
"Anyhow, what else are you going to do with your time here on earth – not make things? Not do interesting stuff? Not follow your love and your curiosity?
"There is always that alternative, after all. You have free will. If creative living becomes too difficult or too unrewarding for you, you can stop whenever you want.
"But seriously: Really?
"Because, think about it: Then what?"