How learning new skills can help you find your muse
"ALL OF THE TOP ACHIEVERS I KNOW ARE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS. LOOKING FOR NEW SKILLS, INSIGHTS, AND IDEAS. IF THEY'RE NOT LEARNING, THEY'RE NOT GROWING... NOT MOVING TOWARD EXCELLENCE. "
Whether it is specific as learning a new language or general, like taking a seminar on communication, learning a new skill can help find other tools that will help you find your muse. They can also help you unleash the big idea you already have and turn it into a reality.
New tricks for the old dog
You know what they like to say about old dogs and new tricks. You may even believe this poppycock and decide that it is too late for you to take a workshop on public speaking or to attend a writer’s forum to hone your grammar skills.
You are wrong!
It is never too late to learn a new skill or two. In order to find new sources of creative inspiration or to find better ways to get more out of the sources you already have, you are going to need to learn new skills.
If you are a writer who has just had your book published, you might find that taking a class on public speaking will vastly improve your reception during the book store tour. Or, if you are an actor who needs to pick up an accent, you might need to see a coach who can help you understand the various nuances of the dialect.
The skills that you pick up do not have to be so specific. Sometimes, in order to find your muse, you might need to push yourself to learn skills of a more general nature.
Communication Skills: Learning how to listen to feedback and to respond with feedback of your own. Communication will help understand the needs of your audience more helping you to find more things that might inspire you. It will also help you get your own ideas across to your audience further inspiring you to continue to pursue your creative endeavors.
Analytical Skills: Learning how to look at a problem from different perspectives and to break it down into smaller, more manageable parts.
Research Skills: Finding the tools you need to gather all the data that you need in order to put your creative plans into motion.
Social Skills: Learning how to interact with others will help you get the most out of those creative brainstorming sessions. Learning how to interact will help open up your mind to be inspired by others.
Management Skills: Learning how to manage your time as well as other people in order to achieve your creative goals.
Organizational Skills: Learning how to line up your thoughts and plan your moves will also help free up your creative juices and allow you to move ahead with your project.
It is never too late to learn new things and picking up a new skill might help you discover new ways to search for your muse. New skills will also give you the tools you need to take a creative idea and turn it into a creative reality.