I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of inspiration. For me, inspiration comes at various points during the day. I am most motivated first thing in the morning. I am not a night owl by any means, but sometimes I wish I could be. Others are frustrated in the morning, but they can work as long as a project inspires them.
Unfortunately, sometimes inspiration does not strike even when you need it. Sometimes you are not able to arrange your day to align with specific spikes in motivation, and you are forced to find opportunities to be productive in the corners of the day.
Below, despite a busy schedule or an inability to find the right time to feel motivated, there are several ways you can set yourself up for victory:
1. Prepare yourself for an inspiration session
I am no more than a golfer, so to introduce this tip I am using a golf phrase. But the point is that sometimes you have to make it easier for yourself to succeed when it is time to leap. You can break up a task into its component parts, and very soon it doesn’t seem so difficult.
This is the motivation sometimes. You can take the first step towards moving things forward. You can set everything up so that you just have to jump with both feet first when you have energy. Sometimes this means making a list for yourself at night to deal with the first thing in the morning.
Sometimes this can mean drafting an email or creating a template for a phone conversation that you plan to do first thing the next day. Do whatever you can to correct your head and set the right incentive for you to take that swing the next day when you are feeling ready, you will be better. Try it next time you are feeling tired. Take 10 minutes to complete your next move.
“Nothing is enough. You have to starve for it. Your motivation should be completely compelling to overcome the obstacles that will always come your way.” – Les brown
2. Fire, then target
Unfortunately, sometimes t he solution is not far enough. What really works best is to keep your head down and try to at least start the “thing” you want to accomplish, the product you want to make, or the goal you want to reach. . This may mean putting pen to paper, picking up the phone, typing that email or asking for that advice.
Do something, do anything. Whatever it takes, force yourself to take negative action to move the ball forward. What would you do if you had a gun to your head or were forced to do something to avoid losing everything in a moment?
Perhaps it is a bit harsh, but by building a sense of urgency in the moment, even when it is the last thing you want to do, you can find a deeper source of inspiration within yourself and your efforts the next day Can install itself to bend. .
Many times you get overwhelmed and inactive when you reach for the big goal. This is the point of view “fire, then aim”.
3. Free yourself from doubt
One of the best ways to set yourself up for victory in the long run is to build your confidence. If you truly believe in yourself, you will find inspiration for perseverance and perseverance.
If you truly believe in yourself and you have the ability to give what you are ready to give, then you can do it. The world will suit your dreams. But this will not happen if you talk yourself down with self-doubt and worry about what others will think of you.
“The moment you feel yourself in something that you know what you should do, you can already count to 5-4-3-2-1. – Mel Robbins
Some anxiety and worry is rational and even important, but for the most part, fear will only be a hindrance to your progress. Remove the negative sounds from your head by tapping into the inner ego and remind yourself that you can accomplish what you are ready to accomplish.
If you put your mind into something, and you are stubborn about listening to other people in your resistance, then you will work hard not to succeed.
The hardest part is the beginning. To find a way that can start even a little less painful can create time that makes something amazing that much easier.