Inspiration is a shifty little vixen. She wants to elude you, she doesn’t want to be cornered. Inspiration will rarely just fall on your lap.
The majority of times the only way to get inspiration is to chase her down and catch her. Just like your destiny wants to stay one step ahead of you if you let it, so does inspiration, teasing and eluding you cruelly. Always close enough for you to see its behind, but far enough to stay out of your grasp. Only when you put your head down to the wind and run faster are you able to catch up with it.
If you’re still reading this then chances are that you’re aware inspiration is very useful in our quest for success. If you’re like me and most others, then you need a dose of inspiration every now and then to keep you trucking along when energy is wavering.
So how do you catch up and obtain inspiration? One way is by reading. Reading not just material related to your path, but try picking up something on a completely unrelated subject. Many things in this world work under the same rules, so shifting the subject might bring forth new revelations you can apply to your situation.
Another way is by problem-solving. Involve your brain in something that really pushes it to the limit. This can be a puzzle, math problem, or technical task. Once your brain is up and running with sufficient energy you’ll find it easier to be inspired since your mind is now fully open to new solutions.
Putting yourself in tough situations is also a sure-fire way to score some inspiration. Most of the time it won’t matter what type of situation it is, as long as it makes you uncomfortable, a bit worried, and committed to finding a way out of it. Einstein said “Problems cannot be solved from the same level of thinking from which they were created.” Tough situations elevate your thinking.
Try any of these three suggestions, and if by some chance it doesn’t work, move on to the next suggestion. Difficulty increases from top to bottom, so if you’re really feeling ambitious start from the bottom one. Sooner or later you’ll run into inspiration by the boatload.