This week, I had the great pleasure of talking to an award-winning photographer today about how to stay inspired as an artist and I had the wonderful opportunity to see Isabelle Allende speak about writing as a revolution.
Why is it important to you?
Because many of us, somehow become stuck in our profession or what we're doing or misconceptions we hold about what the best ways are of doing it.
As a writer and a publicist, I can tell you that one of the keys to my staying inspired is my deep belief that living life to its fullest is a revolution. Stop treating your life as an unappreciated pasttime and start taking steps to create what it is you want to be creating.
If you're a writer, create another work of fiction, non-fiction, compelling blog post or whatever can spark more creativity.
If you're a book author - create more content from your book. Don't think you're ever done when the last page is written -espescially in writing business books. Keep your book and your message dynamic. Be constantly engaging new thought around it!
When I get stuck - I look at a wall in my office filled with pictures of creative people and that inspires me to do more. In our country, we're so blessed with "too much" that we often forget to strive for more. There's a very famous author that once said winnning the Pulitzer Prize was a terrible thing because it made him stop yearning for more in his work. It stultified his drive.
Don't let that happen to you. Always yearn for more, create more and have a passion for more.
Don't be lazy - don't be satisfied - don't be comfortable - don't meet the status quo.
|"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out our own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” (Steve Jobs)|