I use to think inspiration was something you waited around for. Something hidden away in the secrets of humanity. I use to think it was something magical that would grace you with its presents when it decided it was time that you needed to see it.
That’s what I use to think. But I was naive. I was under the impression that good things just come out of nowhere to people that wait there for them without ever doing anything on our own. But here’s the problem with that, when I went about living my life this way, things weren’t working out that well. And well inspiration was rarely knocking, if ever.
That’s when I came to know true inspiration. More importantly I came to know how to summon it more then just once a month or even once a year. Now this might sound small, but it helped me to achieve some of things that I have today.
The big secret: you go after inspiration, not the other way around. You sit at your desk every day and you put the time in whether you feel like you want to or not. It’s a simple as that. Putting in time each and everyday towards the things you love.
Inspiration comes to those who work at finding it. Inspiration comes to those to put in the time on the days, when all the work your doing is boring you to death. Inspiration comes to those who show up everyday whether they think they will be inspired or not.
And you know what, I did just that. I put the time in. I showed up to practice every week even when we had no singer. We played through our set of songs, even when we already played them for months over and over and over. We continued to show up and search for a singer even when a ton had come through and nothing had even scratched the surface of what we wanted.
But we kept at it. And guess what. We found our singer. Inspiration hit us immediately. Within four weeks, we had written six brand new songs that were not only better then out previous material, but fit our new singer perfectly.
So if your having a hard time getting INSPIRED, take a look at how you are trying to achieve it. If you find that your just sitting there waiting for it come, I’m sorry, I have tried that. It never really showed up.
The only way to be inspired is to sit there and do your work. EACH DAY, EVERY DAY. Basically it comes looking for you, when you finally start looking for it.