5 Reasons Why Waiting For Inspiration To Start Can Be Risky

  • Guide us to take the right actions at the right time.
  • Accelerate our progress towards what we want.
  • Generate consistent momentum.
  • Keep us aligned to what’s in our highest good.
  • Give us the clarity we need to make good decisions.
  1. Waiting for inspiration can be an excuse to procrastinate. If we’re not careful, we can easily confuse waiting for inspiration as a reason to delay and procrastinate. This is quite common with creators like artists, musicians, writers, to name a few. What is more valuable is to be willing to acknowledge that we are delaying taking action and to be prepared to look at why that is the case for us, then implement strategies to overcome it.
  2. Creativity or inspiration has to be generated. While there is undeniable evidence that we can receive insights or flashes of inspiration out of nowhere, most times, it is something that has to be cultivated. We can build in specific rituals or practices daily to put ourselves into a creative state. This is why practices like meditation, deep breathing and reflection are extremely valuable for generating inspiration.
  3. Lack of inspiration is valuable feedback. If we are not feeling inspired, it may mean that we are not aware of what actions to take next. That is feedback that we have to learn new things, acquire new knowledge and expand our overall level of awareness. Sometimes for our intuition to be at its best, it has to be “informed,” which means the more aware we are, the more likely we will receives flashes of inspiration.
  4. Inspiration comes after taking action. The saying, “Energy flows where attention goes” suggests that inspiration, which is a form of energy, will only show up in proportion to the energy already generated. In other words, if we are not actively pursuing what matters to us, then the chances of receiving any new brilliant insight is greatly reduced. But if we are putting alot of focus and energy into what is important to us, we greatly increase our chances of receiving additional insights, which sometimes can come from other people or via new ideas.
  5. Lack of inspiration equates to playing it safe. Not being willing to step out of our comfort zone is often a symptom of lack of self-confidence and internal fears. When we’re in that frame of mind, we shunt or stifle our creativity, which makes it even more difficult for inspiration to flow though us. When we are willing to take risks that are aligned with our highest visions in life, magical things start happening as we will be inspired to do what’s necessary to get the outcomes we want.

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