The amazing thing about getting ideas is that you never know what’ll trigger them. Inspiration is everywhere – you just have to recognize it. I wanted to share my experience with the process of getting inspired and show you how anyone can do the same.
Inspiration Is Everywhere
I’m a very curious person, so I like to find out new things about everything around me. When I see something interesting or unusual, it immediately catches my attention and makes me want to explore it further.
I Love to Travel and Explore New Places
I’ve been traveling for years and have visited Europe, Central America, Asia, the Pacific, and much more. Every time I return home, I feel like something new is waiting for me here – a new discovery that inspires me again and makes me want to create something amazing.
Our lives are full of inspiration because there are so many things around us that we can use as a source of inspiration and motivation: People, nature, music, and art – they all inspire us in different ways. Sometimes we just have to stop for a while and look around carefully to notice these things that can inspire us a lot.
Our Minds Fill Up With Creative Ideas
Creativity isn’t something that happens when we try to find a new idea. It happens when you don’t try too hard to make it happen. Creativity is a state of mind that you can develop by simply putting yourself in situations where you can let your thoughts produce an idea.
If You’re Anything Like Me, Your Mind Is Constantly Bubbling With Creative Ideas
Our minds are constantly wandering; we’re constantly thinking about things. We don’t even realize it until we sit down at our desks and try to write something down. We could be creative 24 hours a day if we wanted to, but because we rarely give ourselves the time or space to let our thoughts run free, we often miss out on great things.
Mindfulness in the present moment can bring forth a great deal of creative inspiration. That’s why people who come back from mindfulness retreats often say they’re full of creative inspiration and motivation.
They had a time out from their daily lives where they were into silence and solitude and liberated themselves from negative emotions, which gave them the opportunity to reflect on their current situation and what surrounds them.
Look Around You
There are many things that inspire us, for example:
- Nature – so many different things, from waterfalls to trees, rivers, sea or mountains. Even in cities like New York, you can find parks that can spark creative juices.
- People – An inspiring person can be anyone, anywhere. It can be a successful person or someone you see as a role model who give you the motivation to accomplish an important thing for your personal life like Tony Robbins, for example, has inspired many through his hard work on himself and for others. Or Steve Jobs who inspired many in the field of technology. It could also be someone you know, a friend, or a family member. Any inspiring person who gives you the motivation to achieve your goal is a good thing.
- Music – especially emotional or soulful music. When I listen to a song, I can feel so many different positive and sometimes negative emotions at any given moment! As long as there’s a melody to it (which is the case with most music), it can inspire me!
- Books – whether fiction or non-fiction, reading is an important part of inspiration because it helps us better understand other people’s lives (or at least other people’s version of life). Reading also teaches us different things about ourselves that we mightn’t have realized otherwise!
- Photos – photography is a wonderful way to capture moments. Whether they’re snapshots or posed portraits, they can tell a story and make us feel something.
- Videos – Videos are great because they’re so visual and manage to show all sorts of emotions in just one clip! There are so many different types of videos, you’re bound to find something that speaks to you.
The More We Create, the More We Get Inspired
In today’s world, there’s no shortage of inspiration. There’s an abundance of great ideas and brilliant minds, so many that it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all.
The challenge isn’t finding inspiration and motivation, but using it effectively to create something new. We need to find ways to connect with what’s going on around us, filter out what we don’t need, and then use that information as a source of creative energy for our own creative process.
It’s about using what you learn from others as part of your own creative thinking process, not as a finished product that you simply imitate. When you’re inspired by someone else’s work, you’re not just learning from it, you’re using it as a starting point for your own creative work.
You should remember this when you’re looking for sources of inspiration and motivation. You shouldn’t limit yourself by only sticking with what you know or staying in your comfort zone.
I Find Inspiration in a Lot of Places
I find inspiration in many places. Travel, even close to home, is inspiring as long as it’s something new. I love taking photos of nature and trying to capture the beauty of our world. That’s why I loved living in New Zealand and being able to visit Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.
You can also travel through books, magazines or movies, and documentaries. I love watching documentaries about people doing something meaningful in their lives or what they do for a living – something different from my everyday life.
People Inspire Me the Most
Inspiration is everywhere. It’s all around us, in the air and in the people we meet.
I’m a person who can be inspired by anything. I get inspired by people who’re successful, and by that I don’t mean the rich and famous, but those who’ve achieved something that no one has done before. I also get inspired by people who’re creative. I’m inspired by generous people. And by kind people. Smart people. Courageous people, funny people, passionate people, imaginative people, adventurous people too!
I also feel inspired by my husband, friends, and strangers. Everyone has a great idea or story to tell.
At the end of the day, it’s up to us how much we use that inspiration and what we do with it
In Everything I Do, I Feel Inspired
I think one of the reasons I feel so inspired is because I love what I do. If I don’t love something, I try to find a reason to enjoy it or I stop. When I’m doing something that’s important to me, it’s easy for me to get lost in it and completely absorbed in what I’m doing. This spurs me on to keep working on the project or task I’ve been assigned.
I Think Another Reason I Feel So Inspired Is Because of the People Around Me
When you surround yourself with people who’re dedicated, motivated, and passionate about their career paths and life goals, you become inspired by them as well.
- You start to see where they’re going in life and you want to follow them on their path to success.
- You want to be part of their team because they’re just so darn inspiring!
There have been times in my life when I felt uninspired by something or someone, but after talking to someone who’d a positive outlook on life, everything seemed to fall into place again!
Life, in General, Is Inspiring
There are so many things that can inspire you and let your creative thoughts run wild! You can find inspiration everywhere- in nature, in people, in art, and even in everyday products and objects like a tiny buddha or an artist’s creative work.
If you’re feeling uninspired and need new ideas, maybe it’s time for a walk around town or in the park. When you go for a walk, look at everything around you. There are so many things to inspire you and let your creative thoughts run wild! It doesn’t matter if it’s paintings on the wall of a museum or the sun shining through the branches of trees; everything has its own kind of beauty.
When you’re out walking, keep your eyes open for things that catch your eye and might inspire new ideas. Maybe it’s a beautiful flower growing in the grass, or an interesting-looking tree with interesting bark patterns, or maybe it’s just someone wearing something unusual that makes you wonder where they got their clothes!
The beauty of outdoor walks is that there are so many different places you can go for inspiration: Parks, forests, beaches… the list is endless! And no matter where you’re in nature (or in the city), there’s always something interesting to see or experience!
It’s Easy to Get Motivated When You’re Inspired
Inspiration is a powerful force. It can lead to incredible achievements and amazing breakthroughs. But sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration when you need it most.
Inspiration Doesn’t Always Come From the Outside; It Can Also Come From Within
When we feel down, unmotivated and listless, it’s often because we’ve lost sight of our inner light. When we lose connection with ourselves, we also lose our ability to be creative and innovative.
So how can we reconnect with our inner light? Here are some ways:
- Start by paying attention to your feelings and emotions – this is a good place to start because feelings are the first thing that tells us where we’re in a particular moment.
- Pay attention to what you’re thinking about – thoughts often lead us into negative patterns that can feel overwhelming.
- Be aware of what triggers your feelings – sometimes being aware of what triggers certain feelings helps you avoid getting lost in them.
- Accept that there will be ups and downs in life, but don’t give up on yourself!
I hope this article has inspired you, whether you’re an artist or just want to live a creative life. It can be hard to find your source of inspiration sometimes, but if you pay attention, you’ll find inspiration everywhere!
The next time you see something or someone that inspires you, make sure you make the most of it!