Company High/Low - 3/1/21
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“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” ― Madeleine L'Engle
One of the biggest things that keeps us from starting the projects we'd like to (especially creative ones) is the lack of inspiration. We often feel like we need an "inspired" starting point to magically appear in our heads before we can start working.
The issue with that is inspiration doesn't usually work that way. It often presents itself as a solution to a problem - and if we haven't started working on the problem and investing in it, the inspiration won't come.
Most of the time, we have to start working before we get the inspiration - and it's a lot harder to stay driven and motivated when you're not sure if anything is going to come of your labor. This is one reason why the hardest part of a task is getting started. You always have to push harder to get something moving than when it's already in motion (in physics, that's the difference between static and kinetic friction).
Maybe you're not waiting on inspiration so much as inspiration is waiting on you. What's a project or goal you want to accomplish? Perhaps it's time to start working on it!