What inspires YOU?

Inspiration can be hard to find. Sometimes writing is as easy to create.  Much like a raindrop falling to the Earth, the 181129216233675879_jrZJ8Ysk_cwords seem to have no choice but to be written. There is little struggle and those are the topics, projects, articles and posts that make publishing your thoughts fun and exciting!

Unfortunately, there are going to be some days where finding the words is like driving down the road and having it turn into a dead-end right in front of your eyes. You begin with a promising thought but it quickly plays out and you have no choice but to turn your mind around and start over again.

So do you quit or do you persevere? Of course, we endeavor to persevere. The motivation you need could be found anywhere and I have found a lot of great inspirations over the years. These are not cure-alls but I do find inspiration in them.

Follow Your Creative Process

The way people create is as different as the way that people dress. There is no one right creative_processway. When I first learned to write, I hated it because instead of teaching me to write they focused on a long drawn out process that didn’t make any sense to me.

I realized a long time ago that it is about your process, not the process.  My process is simple and works for all creative things but I use it mostly for writing.  I form an idea or ask myself a question and then let it grow in my mind for a day or a week or until I get to write it down.  Then when I get to write it, amazingly the words are there.

It can be debated whether those words are worth anyone else reading but they are mine and there is no problem creating them.  I follow my process and I always get a post.  You have to find what works for you and finely tune that so that it works for you and you will have a process to find inspiration.

Let Others Inspire You

It really is amazing that so many talented and inspirational people are just hanging around

Your blog is this place for me!
Your blog is this place for me!

out there writing and publishing articles and videos of motivation.  When I am stuck for a topic or need inspiration, I can quickly go to the blogs I read and find thoughts I would like to expand upon or ideas that I could develop, or questions I want to answer.

I am so fortunate to have so many great role models and creative people at the touch of a mouse on my computer.  There are too many for me to be mentioning in this small writing but I have been totally stonewalled about creativity and read a post by some people and POW! Instant ideas.

Inspiration strikes and I am off and writing.  

When you are looking for inspiration of any kind,  to run a marathon, go skydiving or write an awesome post, read some blogs and let their great work inspire you.

Reading is Fundamental

When I am looking for inspiration there is no better place to look than in between the Inspiratonal talescover of a book.  It may just be me but as I read a book I almost become a part of the story.

Also when you read books that provide information, there is a natural questioning that you develop.  For me, not only did I find inspiration in books but also found increased intelligence and in many ways found information that helps me live a better life and to be happy.

This inspiration comes directly from reading books and then simply writing about the thoughts that come into my head because of what I have read.  Sometimes this type of inspiration takes a bit of time, much like a cake in the oven, when it is done the ideas are good but you can’t remove it (write about it ) until it is all done.

People Are Inspirational

We all have a Gandhi type of story to us, if you listen.
We all have a Gandhi type of story to us if you listen. He is pretty inspirational.

There is something inspirational in every person that you or I have ever come in contact with. Every person has a story and at some point in their life they have had to rise to the occasion, were beaten by circumstance or disappointed by love.  There is a story that can provide inspiration to you as close as the nearest person.

That means that right now there are at least seven great stories right here that could make a great post or even a book. Just reach out to them and learn their story.  All the world is a stage and we are merely players.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Inspiration waits for you!



2 thoughts on “Inspiration”

  1. every book I read has helped to create who I am. the stories about the Happy Hollisters, the myths and legends from around the world, Cherry Ames, Polgara….I can’t imagine who I would be if I had not allowed these characters and stories into my life. And the people who created them and the blogs I follow today. words create the world, words created me. They are still creating me! :o) GREAT post, Jon!!!

    1. Thank you Kris. I so agree. With the world as it is today, we are all just a click of the mouse on our computer away from reading any bit of information available. It is amazing. I know that my thoughts and philosophies are all influenced by what I have learned through reading, and the ideas that I have are developed through ingesting ideas and reworking them to become my own. Reading to me is like being able to speak to the greatest minds in history, get advice and move forward confidently. Reading is important to personal development mentally. Thank you for the great comment my friend! You make my day!!

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