The Artist's Journey
The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of MeaningeBook - 2018
"No one's insights about the craft and journey of being an artist have guided me in the day-to-day struggle of this profession more than Steven Pressfield. Wherever you are, whatever you've been called to make, you need to read this book...and everything else he has written."
— Ryan Holiday, Bestselling Author of Ego Is the Enemy and The Obstacle Is the Way
YOU ARE AN ARTIST ... AND YOU HAVE AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY
I have a theory about the Hero's Journey. We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling.
The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started.
The passage that comes next is The Artist's Journey.
On our artist's journey, we move past Resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create.
You are an artist too—whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not—and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your Muse and do the work you were born to do?
Ready or not, you are called.
Steven Pressfield is the bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction (The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, The Afghan Campaign, The Lion's Gate) as well as the cult classics on creativity, The War of Art, Turning Pro, Do the Work, and Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t. His Wednesday column on www.stevenpressfield.com is among the most popular writing blogs on the web.