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Inspiration is created, not found
Have you ever heard the expression: I’m waiting for inspiration to strike? We wait for it, hoping it strikes and gives us the energy, drive and clarity we believe we need to take the next step.
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Happy Sunday morning,
Have you ever heard the expression: I'm waiting for inspiration to strike?
Waiting for inspiration is not uncommon. We wait for inspiration to start that book we've been waiting to write, to create that training we'd like to give, to prepare that presentation we want to share, or to make that change we know would have a significant impact on our life.
We wait for it, hoping it strikes and gives us the energy, drive and clarity we believe we need to take the next step.
Often, we disguise procrastination as a lack of inspiration. Waiting to be inspired is an excuse that absolves us from taking action and risking doing something that might fail. We're unwilling to venture off into the deep ends until we have a clear inspirational light guiding us to success.
When we wait for inspiration, we waste valuable time.
Inspiration doesn't strike magically; we create it by what we are doing.
It is created and fueled by the actions we take. The more we are doing and reflecting on what we are doing, the more insights we generate and the more inspired we become.
Inspiration isn't some godly lightning that might hit us and show us the way; it's something we create if we're willing to venture into the unknown long enough.
A writer doesn't get motivated to write a sentence, paragraph, chapter or book by waiting for a spark of genius. They get inspired by sitting down and writing a few words, which lead to a paragraph, a chapter and eventually a book. When they get into the rhythm of doing it, suddenly, more ideas start to flow, and everything unfolds from there.
We should not ask how to get inspired; instead, we should ask, what should I do to inspire me?
Where have you been waiting for inspiration in your life, and what new action might you take now to create it?
Have a great Sunday and a wonderful week.
Sparknotion – Think Differently.