Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration

The famous writer Stephen King said an interesting sentence:

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

This is correct in pretty much everything in life, not just in creative endeavors.

It’s not just about writing or painting or music.

It goes much further than this, and includes every area where you need to produce something.

It can be a boring report or a computer project. It doesn’t matter.

If you are waiting for you to “feel like it” before doing something, you might be waiting for a long time. That’s the most normal mental chatter in procrastination.

You check your body, your body isn’t “feeling it”, so you move on doing whatever lazy thing you were doing or delay that activity.

Inspiration or motivation to do something, can be there a few days – hopefully more than a few – but on most days, you have to simply start whether you feel like it or not.

Then, “the muse of inspiration” will pop up A LOT more often. But it requires that act of Will in the beginning of actually start doing what you want to be doing.

It requires putting in the effort to do it, whether you feel like it or not, and show up to do the work with all your intention put on it.

Not just doing it for the sake of doing, but doing it with your full mind, body and energy on it. This is about “owning” what you do – as the students of Will Mastery already know very well.

Only this way can the “muse” show up.

If you’re doing it with a bored mental state, just to get it over with, very rarely will this “inspiration” pop up.

But once you actually “own” what you do, then the possibilities become a lot greater!

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