The insightful Derek Sivers shares his perspective on inspiration & as usual, he is extremely on point:
…nothing is truly inspiring unless you apply it to your work. (“work” meaning your life’s output, whether creative, business, or personal.)
In other words, your work, itself, is the inspiration.
You may hear something or see something that gives you a new idea. But it’s only when you stop and think of your work through this new perspective, that you actually jump up and go turn the idea into reality. That’s the real inspiration that everyone is looking for!
The inspiration is not the receiving of information. The inspiration is applying what you’ve received.
People think that if they keep reading articles, browsing books, listening to talks, or meeting people, that they’re going to suddenly get inspired.
But constantly seeking inspiration is anti-inspiring. You have to pause the input, and focus on your output.
- I’ve been following Derek Sivers' career & his writings for years - I'm comfortable suggesting you do the same. More HERE.