When a new coach takes the reins of a losing team, the first thing that they go after is the team’s attitude. They do this because they know that a winning attitude is the template upon which success is built upon. Once they instill the right mental outlook, such as a commitment to being better with each practice, and incorporate the right type of skill sets, such as paying attention to detail, a winning season is virtually inevitable. Your attitude is the foundation in which your creativity is built upon. In order to be inspired you first need to develop the right mental outlook and foster the right creative skill sets so that finding your muse becomes inevitable. Believing in yourself, having persistence, “just doing it”, being an active listener, thinking big and having fun; these are all great examples of the attitude you need to develop in order to be inspired. In this section we explore how having the right mind set is the first step in the process of fining inspiration.
When it comes to finding your muse, it is important that you do not allow yourself to give up to easily. Being persistent and refusing to give up until you get things right can pay off creatively. Most of the world’s great inventions and works of art are the result of dedication and hard work by their creators who pursued their ideas with dogged persistence.
Believing in yourself and having confidence in your abilities will help you overcome doubts and make the big shot. If you have no faith in your creative abilities, it is hard to be inspired to create. Find your muse by knowing that you are able to.
In order to let your muse find your creative light, you need to snuff out negative thoughts before they get too big and cast a shadow over your aspirations. Turn you back on negative thinking and do not let it find a place to fester and sap away your creative energy.
Showing enthusiasm for the things that you do is a sure way to fuel the creative fires. Bubbling over with excitement for your latest project will be contagious, enticing others who are working with you to feel excited too, focusing everyone’s creative energies on the project and helping you think about the matter you are dealing with in a way that will generate enthusiasm in your audience also.
When the harsh blow of creative failure knocks you down, you need to get up again. Do not see it as failure but as a lesson for the next time you try. Accepting the fact that you might fail at your first, second, third and fourth try, will give you the gumption to keep going until you do find your muse and create something truly original and valued.
In order to find your muse, you need to first connect with your emotions. Knowing how you or others feel about a particular subject or idea will allow you to connect to your muse and create something that other people will find worth a second look.
In order to find your muse, you need to stay positive that you will find it. If you approach your work with the mindset that you will not be inspired, the chances are you will not. Believe that your inspiration is just around the corner and now go out there and grab it.
Being a good listener is a great way to hear your muse calling to you. By engaging in meaningful conversation and actually lending both your ears to what someone is saying, you will find your creative self stimulated with new ideas and inspirations.
Expanding your mind and allowing yourself to think about the big picture can help you let out the creative muse that is trapped within. Seeing that forest past the trees and pondering upon the intricate connectedness of things will help you become a better writer.
After you finish up a chapter in your creative life, do close the book, turn the page instead and move on to your next creative chapter. Your best work is still ahead of you and an outdated resume is a sign that you are still in the hunt for further inspiration and not ready to call it quits.
While persistence can pay off, so can knowing when to quit. Some creative problems will stand up to dogged persistence but will vanish when you turn your back to them and tackle something else. If you find yourself to the point of hair pulling frustration, it might be time to walk away for a while.
Adding a bit of fun to your life can help you leap over any creative hurdles that are in your way and allow you to find your muse by simply enjoying what you are doing. If you find yourself stuck on your writing, try to turn it around and make it fun and watch as your creative beast comes out.
Sometimes in order to get creatively inspired, you need to roll up your sleeves and dig in. Forcing yourself to take action can help go out there and grab you muse by the scuff of the neck, put it in a headlock and force it to inspire you.
While imitating those you admire might put you on the path to finding your muse, you will only truly find it in yourself. Do not try to be the “next” anyone, instead let your own creative style come out and find yourself becoming inspired by yourself.
In order to find your muse, you might have to set the creative bar as high as possible. Aspiring to achieve what may seem like an impossible dream will motivate you to find the creative energy and aptitude to achieve your goals. Do not be afraid to think big and do not let you first failed attempt at greatness keep you from trying it a second time.
Being able to kill the BS before it starts to fester and affect your creative output is a good way to find your true muse. Ask yourself tough questions regarding the path you are on and do not be afraid about starting over if your find out you are heading in the wrong direction. If you got this far on the wrong path, imagine how far you will get on the right one.
When it comes to finding your muse, being different helps. List the things that make you different, and tap into your creative originality to come with things that are truly one of a kind.
Laughter is indeed good muse medicine. Having a good laugh can help relieve stress and free the mind of mental blocks allowing you to better see your muse. Humor can also help take a step back and to see what you are doing from a different perspective, which can lead creative solutions to the problems you are having with your creativity.
Making up excuses as to why you cannot is a waste a valuable creative energy. Instead of sitting there dreaming up reasons why you are not inspired, look for others ways to find your muse. Those who succeed do not give up on their inspiration and are willing to seek it despite the obstacles and diversions that are put in their way.
In order to catch your muse, you are going to give more and then some into the creative chase. If you want to truly find inspiration you need to leave it all on the creative playing field saving nothing for the trip home.
Sometimes, in order to find to follow your muse, you need to allow yourself to go in a seemingly crazy direction. By allowing yourself those absurd thoughts you just might find yourself in an undiscovered country of inspiration. Go ahead; be stupid, because within that crazy thought just might be your next creative gem.