This world is full of gurus that tell you to find inspiration. They say it is everywhere. All you need to do is find it. In a sense they are right. Inspiration can be found anywhere. Who or what will inspire you?
Truth be told, no one and nothing is inspiration incarnate. Inspiration comes from inside of you. Your favorite celebrity or philanthropist can do something inspiring. For you to feel inspiration you need to nurture that feeling. What you see as inspiring, another person may see as mediocre and mundane. Does that mean that whatever you see as inspirational is not inspirational? Because so and so doesn’t see it as inspirational? No, it doesn’t mean that at all.
You have a garden. It is not like your average fruit and vegetable garden. It is a garden planted with seeds of inspiration. Some of them grow and some of them don’t. Why don’t they all grow? Doesn’t every seed of inspiration grow like Jack’s magic beanstalk? No, like any other seed, they don’t grow because you don’t nurture them. You don’t fertilize them. You don’t pull the weeds from around them. It boils down to the fact that they are not as inspiring as you thought.
And We’re Back:
You now know that inspiration is a seed that you plant. For it to truly inspire you, you have to act on it. Water it, fertilize it, nurture it, and pull the weeds from around it.
Writing can be a good example. You received an email or saw online information about being a writer. Not only do you get to be a writer, you get to make money doing it. This is one of those seeds and you plant it in your garden. You find out that you don’t make much money writing for content mills. You can’t afford the training that helps you reach your goal. Finding ideas to write about is not as easy as you thought. Those are your weeds. Do you pull those weeds and continue on or let them grow and give up? Will you fertilize and water your seeds? Will you let them up and disappear like a burp in the breeze?
Action, (As compared to inspired action), is a zombie like walk through life. Doing what needs to be done to have the material items that you think you need.
Inspired Action is a joyful bounce through the life that you are creating. You are doing what you want and getting what you want. Best of all it does not feel like work.