January 15, 2013

Inspiration

I’ve got 2 minutes so let’s keep this short and sweet.

Inspiration is difficult. It is not something you just find, or that you induce in a certain kind of situation. It is not dependent on a muse or any other mythological creature. It is not even about experience, or about a greater good of any kind.

Inspiration is about hard work.

You open up your computer, pick up your pen, press play on your recorder, and then you create something.

The harsh truth is that anyone can do this, at any time. Everything else is just your disillusioned self trying to make what you do more important, and trying to protect you from being hurt yet again when reality hits you.

Because, you know, not everything anyone does is great, or even good enough. Don’t blame that on inspiration, just pick yourself off the floor and try again.

Now that’s inspiring.

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