How looking at what we have accomplished in our life can help us find our muse
Next time you are seeking inspiration, take a look back at all your proud moments and compile a life resume aimed at employing your creativity. List down all your past creative achievements and accomplishments, no matter how small or long ago and see if by thinking about what you have done, you can find the inspiration to do something more.
Our Greatest Achievements
Most of us are familiar with having to compile a resume together in order to obtain employment in a chosen field. While it might be gussied up a bit with nice font and a smart format, a resume is pretty much a list of all the things that you have done that proves that you are the best person for the job. While compiling a list of academic credentials or on the field accomplishments might help you get the job, there is another sort of resume you can compile that can help spur the creative spirit within.
When it comes to finding creative inspiration, putting together a sort of life resume that lists all of your proudest moments can help you dig your muse out. By highlighting what you have done in your life, you might find yourself coming up with more ideas for things to do in the future. Next time you are looking for creative direction why not try to list out all of your accomplishments like you were putting together a resume for your life. Look for all those past highlights: your achievements and accomplishments, those shining moments, as far back as you care to go. Perhaps it was the time you were the editor for the school newspaper, or when you were promoted from crew member to team leader at your job. List everything that you have done that makes you proud no matter how trivial or far back in the past it happens to be.
After listing all of the things that make you beam on the inside, take a look at each one of them and ask why you are proud of each of them. Perhaps it was because it helped define what kind of person you are, or made you realize your inner strength. For example when you were in high school, you set a new school track record and discovered that you could accomplish anything if you are willing to go for it. Or maybe, that very first raise that you got helped you realize what hard work can get you.
Get as many defining moments that you possibly can down and once you got your life resume nicely filled out, take a nice long look at all of your accomplishments and see if they inspire you to move in one creative direction or another. For example, perhaps the baking contest that you won in college will inspire you to open up a new bakery business, or perhaps that poem that got an honorable mention in a poetry contest will inspire you once again to find your inner bard. You have shown yourself that you have what it takes to get the creative job done, now grab onto your muse and move forward.