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How to become inspired

Look harder

If you cannot find inspiration in this magical world then you are not looking hard or long enough. The truth is that with all our differences we still find similar things to draw inspiration from.

Whether it takes sitting at a cafe staring into the lives of strangers or laying solitaire on your back in the sand listening to the ocean waves crash in the distance we all find our muse in sensations.

 

Internal and external

I feel myself becoming inspired or ‘juiced-up’ as I put it when my passions are flared. If something I hold great interest in has been drawn into my creative vision I become alive and attack it from all angles.

Sometimes my hunger is satiated from within, other times the source is external.

I see no distinction between writing a song, an article, a speech, a piece of poetry or a short story; they each consume my whole being and take me to places that I could only ever dream of.

Writing is escapism, a healthy addiction. To get paid for being an addict would be great, but even greater is the self-realization that we as individuals have grown as writers.

Inspiration can be drawn from our own genius. We can be our own muses.

 

The singular universe

Don’t flip out but why not try creating your own universe.

Huh?

You heard me…

I used to get writer’s block a lot, especially when I was writing comedy shorts. To resolve my problem rather than having a good meal and a good night’s sleep I decided in my zombie state to expel the universe and create my own.

Step 1:

Go outdoors and be sure to rug up if it’s cold. Be sure you are alone and there is minimal noise.

Step 2:

Kneel or sit in a comfortable position. Then proceed to practice calm brreathing and arm movements.

Step 3:

Without making any noise tear away the universe in pieces. With your right hand suck up the trees and discard them. With your left destroy the ground beneath your feet until you are solely floating in space, your creative space.

Step 4:

Think of nothing except the emptiness surrounding you and the strength of your creative genius growing stronger and stronger.

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Now is the time for action

It is time

Now is the time for action. Over the years our drive for success and fulfillment have vanished or been replaced with a drive for responsibility and routine. On the face of it it’s all very necessary especially when we have wives and children to take care of. But while giving it some thought the only way to progress through hard times is to work even harder and smarter.

The main reason we do not push ourselves like we did in the past is because we do so much that we cannot ponder the idea of fitting more work into the day.

THE MACHINE MAN

As a single man life was easy and time was available. But my time became more precious and fleeting as I married and had children.

The problem was not a need to dodge my responsibilities as a parent and husband but to embrace them, achieve them and also have time to climb further at work and grow as a person.

After thinking of how I could be there for my wife and kids as well as get that promotion at work or make time to write that novel I realised that I’d have to become a machine man.

BECOMING A MACHINE MAN

I dismissed all suggestions and traditions of what husbands and fathers should do, I focused on what I wanted to achieve and decided that if I could manage my time well then I could achieve anything that I wanted to.

I started to think of myself as a machine and realized that the harder I worked and the more I did, the easier it became for me.

SELF-CONDITIONING

In summation if I was lazy then I conditioned myself into only having the ability to do a little, but if I was hard-working then I was conditioning myself to do more.

The easiest way to achieve results in life is to begin them as good habits then do them routinely until they become a structured part of your everyday life.

There are many things that are good for us in life, some of the things that I feel are essential to me have been purposely weaved through my daily routine. And they are.

  • 30 minutes exercise each morning
  • eat an orange a day
  • at least 30 minutes of sunshine each day
  • stay away from fried food
  • no cigarettes or alcohol
  • positive self-talk
  • have fun with my fellow-workers, wife and children
  • put on a smile even when I’m not happy
  • Stand-up straight and sit-up straight
  • be confident

It has taken me years but I have included all of the above points into my everyday routine, sure sometimes I miss a few but I don’t get stressed  I just tell myself I’m having an off day and try even harder the next day.

CONCLUSION

When there is a need for extra work to be done you can find the strength within yourself. It will not come instantly but only by instilling new good habits into your daily routine. Start them off one by one.

You will find that the more work you do, the more you will be able to achieve and hunger to work even harder. Achieving things will also boost your confidence immensely.
With confidence in yourself you can shape your life into what you want it to be and achieve anything that you want to achieve.

Learn how to meditate

Did you know that meditation is a great way to calm your nerves and build better focus in your life?

I have been meditating for years and have come up with an the easiest way to harness your non-physical power and even a way to use your mind and spirit to exercise your physical body.

Keep watching this space as I will soon reveal my techniques for all to understand, benefit and grow from.