Are You Inspirational? | Jonathan Hilton Mind ConnectionsJanuary 21, 2022
Inspiration can be hard to find if your focus is on yourself and not on the world around you. For me, sometimes writing is as easy to create. It’s effortless, much like a raindrop falling to the Earth; the words seem to have no choice but to be written. Here is a little struggle, and those are the topics, projects, articles, and posts that make publishing your thoughts fun and exciting!
Unfortunately, there will be some days where finding the words is like driving down the road and hitting a dead end. You begin with a good thought, but it quickly plays out, and you have no choice but to turn your mind around and start over again. These trips don’t happen too often, but they come into my experience.
So do you quit, or do you persevere? Of course, we endeavor to continue. The motivation you need could arrive from 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 and unique as how people dress. There is no one right way. When I first learned to write in school, I was not too fond of it because instead of teaching me to write, they focused on a long, drawn-out process that didn’t make any sense to me. Proper grammar and neat penmanship were the focus, neither of which I had mastered as a child. But it wasn’t until years later that I discovered a magic in my words, and it didn’t matter how they were written, grammatically or neatly. The words themselves were the key. For others, it is drawing, sculpting or painting, or linocuts. There are many ways to express your creativity. Follow them.
I realized a long time ago that it is about your process, not the process. M method is simple and works for all creative things, but I use it primarily 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 write it down. Then when I get to write it, amazingly, the words are there.
One can argue whether those words are worth anyone else reading, but they are mine, and there is no problem creating them. I fo ow 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
Amazingly, so many talented and inspirational people are just hanging around
out there, writing and publishing articles and videos of motivation. When I m stuck on a topic or need inspiration, I can quickly go to the blogs I read and find thoughts I would like to expand upon 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 a too many for me to be mentioned in this small writing, but I have been 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 excellent 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 between a book’s cover. It may j t 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, n only did I find inspiration in books, but I also found increased intelligence and, in many ways, found information that helps me live a better life and 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. The ideas are good when done, but you can’t remove them (write about them) until it is all done.
People Are Inspirational
There is something inspirational in every person you or I have ever come in contact with. Every person has a story, and they have had to rise to the occasion at some point in their life. They were beaten by circumstance, or they were disappointed by love. There is a story that can inspire you as close as the nearest person.
That means that right now, there are several great stories right there in your life that could make a great post or even a book. Just reach o t to them and learn their story. All the world s a stage, and we are merely players.
Be ready to follow your inspiration to the place it carries you. A trip into nature will allow you to connect your triumvirate of body, mind, and spirit and come up with something creative, satisfying all three of these things. When these are all engaged in something, you will realize the power of your creativity and the inspiration that lies within you at all times. Your motivation, in turn, will allow others to become inspired and grow as people.
“Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.”
“Great things never come from comfort zones.”
“Dream it. Wish it. Do it.
“Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.”
“Dream bigger. Do bigger.”