How your observation Skills can help you find inspiration
"A FEW OBSERVATION AND MUCH REASONING LEAD TO ERROR; MANY OBSERVATIONS AND A LITTLE REASONING TO TRUTH."
Improving how you see things can help you find your muse and unlock your creativity. To become a better writer you need to approve upon your observation skill. Aspire to see beyond the mundane and ordinary. Find yourself inspired by the details.
Seeing is everything
Improving upon your observation skills is a great way to become more creative. If you are looking to find your muse, just take a look around you and look past the obvious to find creative inspiration in even the most seemingly mundane things. Striving to see and to be aware of things around you may lead to new insights and ideas, lighting the dark passages of your creative mind making the path to your muse easy to find.
Here is a good example on how you can do this:
Let us say that you are sitting in a line at a store. It is a long line and you have lots of time to kill. Instead of glaring at the clerks (which does not make them move any faster) see this as an opportunity to improve your observation skills and watch the people that are waiting in line with you paying attention to the various things that they are doing besides standing in line with you.
For example there might be a woman behind you with a frantic look on her face who is constantly looking at her watch and at the long line. You notice how she keeps glancing at the time and marking the minutes with exasperated sighs and rolled eyes as if the world is going to come to an end if she is a little late for work and find some insight on how our society places way too much value on time and how by doing so the seconds, hours and days eke away before we even have time to actually appreciate them. Or you might notice the guy in front of you who is too busy playing with his smart phone to even notice that the cashier is asking him a question about his purchase. This might give you ideas about the relationship between this new wireless data streaming technology and the rise of new antisocial behaviors of some of the people who use it.
By simply opening your eyes and taking the time to take in your surroundings as you wait for your turn at the queue, you might find yourself learning a lot about your fellow human beings and gain a ton of different insights and inspiration that you can then utilize on a creative level. You might find yourself with a good idea for a report that measures people perception of time while waiting in line, or perhaps get an idea for a new cell phone app that helps people monitor their own antisocial behavior. The creative possibilities and potential are only limited by your imagination and observation skills.