The other day I captured a screenshot from an Instagrammer who shared a glimpse of how much revenue her online store is doing. After taking the screenshot, I sent it to a couple of friends who are aspiring entrepreneurs. Soon afterward, we exchanged a series of messages proclaiming #goals while celebrating the success of another girl boss.
1.the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
If I was truly inspired by her exceptional results, I should have taken creative action. This is the true meaning of being inspired. I’ve come to realize that every time I come across something inspiring, it’s a sign to take a new action. Since capturing those screenshots, I have taken action towards my business, but none of it is “creative” in nature. My action is essentially the same before and after I received the inspiration.
As a result, I haven’t moved any closer to bringing my inspiration into reality. There’s nothing wrong with just being happy for someone’s success. But if I’m inspired to experience something similar, I have to work to create new results. I’ve invested hundreds of dollars to attend countless live seminars. The sessions were loaded with inspiring content but I often missed the opportunity to take immediate creative action.
The one time I do remember applying this advice back when I conducted my pretty experiment. Every time I saw an image of a woman that inspired me, I’d take a simple action to improve my appearance. I didn’t do anything drastic, but all of those small actions compounded to create impressive results.
From now on, when you receive a spark of inspiration, think of it as a signal. A trigger to move into action. Take it as a sign and an opportunity to get into creative mode. Moments of inspiration are reminders that we need to get moving.
Let’s take full advantage.