Bradley | Sep 13, 2019 | 0
I is for Inspiration
Where does it come from?
I’m not sure it “comes” from anywhere. At least not passively. I think it has to be created, fabricated, thought over and then it appears as if it were there along. I think it’s something like luck: it doesn’t just happen to anyone.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ― Jack London
I think waiting for inspiration is overrated. You need to seek it out, you need to create it from nothing. I’m not inspired to go jogging, but once I start, I’ll be inspired to finish. But I started, I put on the shoes. The rest, if it’s going to come at all, will come when it’s ready, when you’re ready.
It’s too easy of a thing that people use as an excuse, “I just couldn’t XYZ today, I wasn’t inspired.” Uh huh. How much did you get done before you gave up? I think it takes some work to get going, to get warmed up, whether it’s running or writing or studying or, I don’t know, organizing you basement.
Inspiration isn’t what gets you started, it’s what keeps you going.
I just made that up. I like it. I’m going to end with it.