Key To Inspiration – Be Curious

Beginning novelists are often confused about imagination and inspiration, unsure of the specific roles each one plays and unsure of how the two interrelate.

So remember. You won’t always be motivated to do the things that are important to you. Don’t wait for motivation to come along. Make a decision to do it anyway and start creating momentum. Soon you will find that the momentum will continue all on its own and it might even pull you along with it.

What: Do you love what you do? A lot of my clients’ journeys to inspiration get snarled right here. “I just don’t find the work inspiring,” they complain. And there’s a lot of that going around – not all work is inspiring, especially in tough times. But consider this: does your work have to be the only source of your inspiration? Think about what that work allows you to do in your life, and what future you’re building for yourself through that work. And don’t forget to look for what IS inspiring in your work… it can’t all be drudgery. Remember how excited you were to land that job, or to open your business’ doors?

I just tend to prefer a pound of perspiration and the increased probability of success. And of course, I write how to books and related non-fiction. So my worship of the muse is slightly skewed. But still, get inspired is necessary.

Being inspired calls for an open mindset that can accept new innovative ideas. Inspiration can be drawn from even very simple and insignificant things. All it needs is a new perspective. Think about all you want to achieve in your lifetime. Then think about why you want to achieve these things. Fame, money, comfort, luxury, power, family, etc can be very powerful motivating factors. Think about how great you will feel after achieving your goals. This will help you stay focused on your destination and not get sidetracked by needless worries and grave obstacles.

For exercising, the best advice I can give you is to first identify what you want to accomplish with fitness (it could be to become more athletic, improve your overall health, get lean and toned, etc.), then take into consideration any physical limitations you may have currently (joint problems, excessive weight, etc.), and then look into the workouts that YOU will be willing to do consistently. After you gather all this information, find an effective fitness program or design your own, based off of those things I just mentioned.

If you’re trying to design a building for example, try going outside and visualizing it where you want it to be, or try designing it from the inside out. Maybe try imagining what would look good and be practical and visualizing it from different angles.

Take comfort, be steadfast, keep hope. The answers you desire are not so far away. Inspiration is faithful interior introduction to the best version of yourself, the one you most passionately seek to meet!