5 Ways To Develop Inspiration

Inspiration and creativity can be hard to muster sometimes, some people will call this ‘Writers’ block’ Personally I don’t buy into the myth of writers’ block, I think it only limits people’s creativity, and that anyone can generate creativity and inspiration if they try hard enough.

Why do you set certain goals in your life? Why do you want to achieve these goals? The answers to these questions could serve as your motivation. Furthermore, these answers can give you the drive to stay motivated and focused so that eventually you may learn how to deliver motivation. However, if your reasons are a bit ambiguous, then you will have the tendency to procrastinate and not get the job done. Therefore, you have to know the exact reason why you are setting goals for yourself. Once you have discovered the reasons, you will certainly have the motivation to get the work done.

Visualize what you want to change or achieve and imagine that you have already achieved your goal. See the end in mind and get excited about how it feels to have already achieved your goal. Studies have found that your brain will already start to create new neuro pathways just by visualizing and feeling excited about what you want.

Read an inspiring book. How long has it been since you’ve re-read a book that really moved you? Go grab one of your favorites off the shelf and read it again. The words on the pages won’t be different, but the reader will have changed since the last reading, and that often makes all the difference. I’ll bet you share this experience with me: during some of the most trying times in my life, I’ve had a book in my brief case or car that I could work away at reading, a few pages at a time, and it helped me draw the strength of watch my streams I needed to deal with the trouble of my days.

Few people have this type of motivation, as it takes a tremendous dedication and an incredible amount of work. But it is the fastest way to success, and even if you are not concerned with reaching the highest levels in your field, it can help you achieve your goals faster. Many people become enthused about something, but lose their enthusiasm when they find out how much work is involved. The super-motivated don’t let this stop them; they never lose their dream.

Make up your mind, consider the cost-benefits and make a decision. The space between doing and not doing is called ambivalence. Continuously dancing ‘the ambivalence dance’ is very tiring, disempowering and ultimately does not get you anywhere. Stop trying; just do it or don’t! Ultimately it is that easy.

The adage ‘It is better to give than to receive is true’ certainly is true. When you do something good to other, instead of waiting for others to do good to you; you will feel most delighted. You don’t necessarily need to give up everything you have or donate all your money to charity in order to do well to others. Even the simple gestures of helping an old lady cross the street, helping someone pick up a pen that fell on the floor, opening the glass door to help a mother of two children to enter a grocery store, etc. will count as little acts of kindness. Those things can make your heart lighter and your mind more open. From these bits of happiness, you can find your inspiration.