To be inspired is not a bonus event but rather the base for any type of artistic or creative undertaking. The outcome will greatly depend on your personal level of experience and the level of great internal motivation that you have been exposed to or that you are opening yourself up to.
To be inspired actually takes work on your part. You cannot find it, it must find you, but you must create the right basis for it to appear. If you don’t feel like working on a project, the best step to take is to work on it anyway. To just sit and wait for some type of epiphany to descend upon you and tell you what to do is not going to work. Know that everything you want or need will come to you in time, but you have to provide the path for it.
For example, a writer may believe that he can only begin his work when he is inspired. That is one of the number one reason that great works are left unfinished. The best move to make is just to sit at one’s desk and begin, even it is just random sentences. After some time, the muse may overtake you and take over the process. Words will flow from the author like water from an opened spigot and some of the author’s very best prose may come to him at this time.
Your performance will always depend on you and the talents that you have. If you are an artist, the communication between your fingertips and your muse may seem totally separate from you mind, but it is not. It is pulling all of your knowledge, your past and your dreams from deep within you to create works of art that come from deep within your soul.
It will be totally impossible to track those moments when you were truly and deeply inspired. It is a fickle spirit and comes and goes as it pleases. What an individual can do is to track the time of day that they are most prone to being inspired, when their emotions run the highest. For many, it is just as the sun is coming up. For others, it may be mid-day or during the twilight hours.
You can take what you know about finding the way to being inspired and use it to help others. Teaching friends and associates that waiting to be inspired is a waste of valuable time and that one should continue their work no matter how they feel at the moment. Learning to create the very best environment for your passion to show itself may mean the difference between success and total failure.
The message here is to never wait for the right moment to come. You must create those moments and then make the very best of them. Begin that latent masterpiece that is lurking inside of you. While it may not be perfect the first time around, it is a beginning for a new and fantastic lifestyle where your dreams and goals will come that much more easily to you.