I do not know whether or not you noticed, but the world is full of people. Billions of them in fact, and each of them are thinking different thoughts, dreaming different dreams, forming different opinions and having different reactions to the world around them. This means that there trillions of different ideas popping up around the world every day. Talk about your vast reserve of creative resources. With so many people with so many thoughts, feelings, secrets, dreams and ideas milling around, it is almost hard not to take inspiration from others and use it to fuel your own creativity. Whether they are friends, relatives, local heroes, celebrities, or complete strangers; other people are full of things that can spur your creativity and help you find your muse. So, go out there, join a group, make new friends, see different people and explore the fathomless reserves of creative human potential. In this section we will explore the way that you can find inspiration from others.
Since man began walking upright, team work has become an essential tool needed to achieve results. As you pursue your muse, you may be better able to find it by working with others. Having other people from different walks of life giving input can help you achieve creative greatness as long as everyone contributes. Finding that crack team is easier than ever thanks to the internet.
Generosity is inspirational for all parties involved. Giving unto others lightens the heart and allows you to feel better and recharges your creative batteries. Being generous with others without expecting something in return, changes your state of mind making you more likely to find your muse and give others the best of you.
While being surrounded by others who think just like you do may make you feel better about yourself, it can also end up stunting your creative growth. Surrounding yourself and engaging in discourse with people who are differently minded can help you achieve creative growth and spur you on to find your muse.
Some very insightful grains of inspiration can issue forth from the lips of children. Next time you are looking for your muse, try talking to a kid (really talking to them) and see if what they have to say can help put you on the right path to your muse.
Since before written history, we have always placed value in the wisdom of our elders. People who have lived through and experienced things that the rest of us only know as history are a wealth of information and ideas that can help you find your muse.
Your friends and family have been there since the beginning and have all the embarrassing photos and memories to prove it. They know you as well as you know them. Do not be afraid to go to them when you are seeking creative inspiration. Let them be your sounding board for new ideas as well as your support system to help you get your creative projects out there.
Making friends online through social networking sites, groups and forums is a great way to gain creative insight and inspiration. Whatever interest, hobby or obsession may be, there is an internet group out there in which you can meet and interact with people who share the same interests as you. The key to gaining creative insight from your online friends is interaction.
While talking to stranger when you were little was a bad idea, now that you are grown up, getting to know someone new can help you find creative inspiration. Not getting out of your close knit circle and meeting new people can stifle creative growth. Sometimes strangers have the inspiration you need to finally find your muse.
Hanging out with the same old crowd can lead to creative stagnation. While a core group is a good thing, sometimes in order to get new and better creative ideas it is a good idea to step away from the usual crowd and experience something a bit more contrary to routine. This can open up your mind to new perspective and allow you to blaze a whole different rail through the dense forest of your creative mind.
Doing good deed and helping others who are less fortunate is not only a good way to make your soul feel giddy, but also a way to have karma bless you with the opportunity to find your muse. Meeting other people whose lives are vastly different from your own can help you see the world from a new perspective and open your eyes to how fortunate you really are.
Sometimes finding good advice is like selecting a juror. Those who have no prior knowledge of the situation or subject might be better able to give an unbiased and original opinion about your creative choices. Like a good friend you can ask about a family matter or a therapist who can approach you with a completely open mind, the advice of a non expert can open up new possibilities and approaches.
If you are looking for your muse and happen to be in a public place where people are talking, try keeping an ear out and see if you can catch anything coming out of the lips of those around you that can help turn your creative flywheel.
Interviews of people you admire or find interesting subject matter can help you unlock your creativity and inspire you to action. Thanks to the internet and the proliferation of digitized media, interviews from experts from all walks of life are easily available at your fingertips. Writers can gain inspiration and wisdom from the interviews of other successful writers and can use interviews as a valuable tool for subject matter.
Taking the opportunity to help others learn will help kick start your creativity allowing you to bust through the barriers of mental stagnation and pursue new avenues of thinking. Engaging those you are teaching and listening to their feedback can help you better understand the subject you are teaching and inspire you down new creative paths.
Being creative is tough, and negative people make it even tougher. In order to find your muse, you may need to avoid these naysayers as if they were flesh eating zombies. If you see one coming, turn around and run away before they are able to sew the seed of self doubt and rob you of your muse.
We all have secrets that we keep buried, no matter how much they scream to be let out. Secrets can be a great spring of inspiration that can quench your creative thirst. By exploring your own secrets, you might find out what truly drives you, by exploring the secrets of others via anonymous online posts, you might find yourself relating to these posts and coming up with new creative ideas.
Groups are not just something kids join in order to get out of their parent’s hair. Joining a group and engaging with people who share the same passions as you can prove to be very creatively inspiring for you. You can learn and get new creative ideas and share your own thought with others. Thanks to online social networking, finding a group that fits you is now pretty easy.
A good speech or presentation is a good way to find your way to your muse. By letting the words of a knowledgeable and passionate speaker into your mind, and allowing yourself to see the world through their eyes, you open yourself up to new creative thoughts and ideas.
Imagining what the world looks like through someone else’s eyes can help you see things that you would have otherwise missed if you had had chosen only to walk around in your shoes. When trying to be creatively inspired, try empathizing with your audience, as well as your subject matter in order to see things from a different perspective and find new ways to catch your muse.
Putting ourselves into the shoes of those we admire can help us see our creative problem from a different angle and then find a solution. We all have heroes in our lives. Whether they are a relative, a celebrity, or a former teacher, by asking yourself “what would my hero do?” and reflecting upon how they might approach the problem, you might be able find that muse of yours.