4 Tips To Finding InspirationMarch 31, 2020
It’s been twenty-five years since Zig Ziglar reminded me that motivation follows action. Twenty-five years later I don’t remember which book or tape the statement came from, but I remember the statement as if I read it, or heard it this morning. I think the reason that statement crawls in and out of my conscious thoughts is because it is so profound. Everything we hear and read about motivation is geared toward getting things started. Mostly, getting other people started.
motivation comes from what we tell ourselves about any goal. Human behavior is goal oriented. Staying motivated is a thought away. If you need motivation to accomplish a task today, change what you think about the task.
Prayer is a form of meditation and vice-versa and sitting quietly in the garden is the next best thing. It is important to control the noises that influence you either by avoiding some or learning how to block them out, which most of do every day quite naturally (traffic, neighbours, etc).
inspiration can also originate from books as well. Go to the library and look into some art books to assist you get some inspiration to get you going again with your creative design. Occasionally by looking at other people’s works you can get past your creative block and start creating your personal airbrush art again. Any kind of art will work to provide you with read articles since after all you can airbrush any design you see. Take the time to consider the art in the books and notice them as your personal. Think of how you would have created that picture had it been yours. Then go from there and begin drawing out how you would have made it look. Once you are pleased with it then airbrush it on to your task to produce your own unique airbrush art design.
THAT’S the side of motivation you seldom hear about – the need to remove the demotivational factors in your life. Sometimes it’s physical factors – a person, your environment or your health. Most likely you already know how to plug those holes once you’ve identified them. Just as often it’s a mindset issue – your own way of looking at things can be demotivating you every single day.
The more compelling the reason, the more it aligns with what is important to you, the more you will be ‘pulled’ towards it. You need to imagine and have a vivid picture in your mind (as well of external representations such as a vision board) of what this destination looks like. If you have no idea what your goal or your destination looks like and how you will feel when you get there, then why would you want to go there in the first place? You generally can’t be motivated for motivation sake. You need a compelling reason and a clear purpose; somewhere to direct your attention and focus your energy.
There are many questions about personal motivation – or lack of it – as well as motivation in others. People often wonder why they themselves or someone else is not motivated.
Faith in God is the ultimate source of inspiration. Even when all the other sources mentioned above have dried out this is the one source of inspiration that never fails. Scripture galvanizes this strength by its teachings and if we believe the word and ask through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ then no matter how difficult it is we would succeed. With God on our side nothing is impossible. We can do anything we want with nothing as long as we have faith.