“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”
Do you ever get those sudden bursts of inspiration? You’ll be doing something totally unrelated to what you’ll feel inspired about, and then ping. You really, really want to do said thing, or get something done that you haven’t felt up to until now. It can however, work the other way. You can be at work all day, so excited and pumped up to do a certain thing when you get home, only to find that when you actually do get home, your inspiration has vanished, leaving you with just the thought and memory of something that could have been. God, I hate it when that happens.
I’m not going to pretend that every day I feel inspired to write, because I don’t. As much as I love it, some days I get back from work and just want to relax or do something different, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you don’t feel inspired 90% of the time, it might be about time to start asking yourself why, and to start making a few changes.
How can you trigger those inspirational thoughts?
Instead of thinking, “I wish I could feel inspired to do something,” how about actually making yourself be inspired? Hear me out. It is possible to make some changes in how you see things, and in turn it can change the way you act and your overall outlook on life. You just need to know the right things to review.
Are you in a job you enjoy? If the answer is no, there is problem number one. But, if the answer is yes, there are more things you need to ask yourself. Is your enjoyment there purely because you enjoy the company of your colleagues? Is your enjoyment genuine, and does it go any further than 9 til 5? If your job inspired you, you’d always want to get up on a Monday morning. You’d always go home reflecting on the day, and planning the day ahead, even when you don’t realise it.
If you don’t enjoy your job, the place where you spend most of your waking hours, how can you expect to feel inspired about much else? I believe a job shouldn’t just be a job. It should be a career. A chance to improve and grow, and a place where you can always learn something new. One of the main places inspiration should stem from. If this isn’t you, you need to get out and find something you’ll thrive at. You might not feel like it, but push yourself, honestly.
Your friends and associates.
The people you spend time with should always be able to give advice. They should be able to give you pointers about life and how they’d react in a situation. These people should be the ones to shove you in the right direction and inspire you. If they don’t, then why are you even bothering?
Spend more time around things you love.
If you love nature and the countryside, walk more. If you love music, go to see more live bands. It’s funny that when we don’t feel much inspiration, we don’t really think of the most obvious things to make us feel better again. Sometimes it might not work, but most of the time, you’ll see the beauty in things you may have forgotten about for a while. It could just be that thing you need for an inspirational boost.
From a personal point of view, if I need a bit of inspiration, these are the things I think about. I love my job and the people I work with. I have the best friends in the world and I’ve started doing more of the things I love. In all honesty, if you’ve got these three things nailed on the head, you’ll lead a more motivated life and feel influenced to succeed in your inspirational thoughts that 90% of the time. It shouldn’t be difficult to feel your best, and it isn’t!
How can you inspire others?
Here comes the part everyone would love to know but are not necessarily sure how to do it. How can you inspire the people who need it? How can you give something back to the people who have more than likely inspired you at some point? It’s not difficult, and even the most simplest of things to you, could mean the world to someone else.
We’ve all been there. You feel down and when you’ve had enough of being alone, you want to be around positive people. People who don’t constantly tell you what you’ve done wrong or remind you about the mistakes you’ve made, or even telling you what you should be doing with each day. The people you want to be around are those who are loving life, and those who seem to think every day is a new chance to make things happen.
Listen, advise and be a role model.
Listening to what people have to say and then offering advice based on your experiences can be so invaluable to a person. Showing someone how to succeed and emphasising the fact that things can be done is possibly one of, if not the most inspirational thing a person can offer. Talking about your experiences, how you become inspired and how you act upon it can give someone else a whole new lease of life.
When you start to feel your imagination slipping, or you suddenly don’t feel as creative as what you once did, this is your inner self screaming for help. Don’t leave it too late. If you do, you’ll become lazy and it will becoming increasingly difficult to inspire yourself again. With the right people around you and with the right attitude, things will always turn out the way you want them to. Don’t stop loving what you love and always make time for yourself. Don’t get too lost in life.
Do you sometimes feel a lack of inspiration? How do you overcome it? 🙂