Looking back at my images, I realized that I've been capturing inspiring screenshots for a while now. Each one of them is more inspiring than the last. Yesterday, I came to the realization that no matter how amazing these screenshots are, they haven't impacted my life one single bit.
This has to change.
I asked myself, what's the point of getting all excited if I wasn't going to do anything about it? Was I truly being inspired?
- 1.the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
Can we talk a little bit about the true meaning of inspiration? Being inspired means that we're mentally stimulated to do or feel something. The inspiration I experienced caused me to feel something. I completely forgot the second part which actually causes us to do something. More specifically, something creative.
Creating, in my opinion, requires bringing something into existence.
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.