Waiting to be inspired is like waiting at airport for a train.
I recently wrote a piece on this: the message was accepting that there are days you will not be inspired and that is okay. But what if those days become weeks…then months…maybe years?
With me it’s my writing but what about others, am I alone in getting stuck?
What to do?
A few thoughts to work out a way forward.
First to ask: is this really what you want to do…is it really something you are interested in, or does it just ‘seem cool’?
Next if you decide you want to give it a go…then create a space in your day for that thing to happen…for me I now get up 7 am and will write for 2 hours before I touch my emails, facebook or peruse the web, maybe even wash the dishes.
My day now starts that way whether I have am dragging myself to the seat and slumped over with feelings of despondency. But I do it, I ‘make the space’.
And then strangely, the magic starts to happen. I write…sometimes about nothing particularly scintillating, at times I get this electrical charge and everything flows. Those lulls of energy are as, or more so, important in the process of inspiration.
The message is that ‘we have to start somewhere’ or we sit around and dream of what things could be…though that can be fun…it gets old and nothing happens.
So why don’t you create time…remember most of your emails, 99 per cent can wait and are just a quick fix in keeping yourself busy, or appearing to be efficient.
Do the hardest, most creative job first – you have a 90 minute window in the morning when your energy is heightened, then it begins to fluctuate. Then allow yourself a reward.
This piece is on how to elicit inspiration as the quote says above, ‘you will wait forever if you are sitting waiting for the perfect moment’.
We wait, hoping, pondering, contemplating but we need to act to make it happen.