Motivation, like luck, is a very fickle lover. You’re highly motivated, moving forward at warp speed with everything going your way and never even notice Mistress Motivation slipping out the back door…
Everyone should have a role model, from little kids to retired people. Role models inspire us with their accomplishments, hard work, attitudes and ethics. If you don’t have a role model, find someone, be it a famous person or someone close in your life, who has similar passions and interests as you. Take example from them and be impacted by their passion. You may find their inspiration contagious.
There would be no flu shots to prevent the flu, there would not be a vaccination for the mumps (which by itself is a deadly disease) nor would there be simple over the counter medicine. Need a cough drop? Nope, nobody was really inspired to invent it.
So I spent the week waiting for name inspiration. This got me thinking about inspiration in general and wondering how many sit around and wait for Get inspired to hit. You see, that’s something I can’t do. While I was waiting for the name to make itself known, I continued to work on the other images I’m preparing for the gallery. I continued to work on the description that was to accompany each photo. I continued to work on a variety of things that sit patiently in my creative magic box.
When people find motivation first, it is because they have found something they desperately want to work at every day. Their motivation grows and makes them successful at the job they are performing. They feel productive and thus, happiness follows.
Who: Who do you know who’s got that “spirit” you’re looking for? You might not be able to tell by looking, but as you get to know a person, you can often see what’s driving them. So one great technique is to look for strong role models, or mentors, and spend time thinking about why they do what THEY do.
This is not to take anything away from talented people – it is a talent to be able to do this and some can obviously do it better than others. Talent can also be increased by practice. That is for sure, but geniuses are born, not self-made.