You do not have to wait for inspiration

I had a significant “aha” moment a few days ago.  I realized that I do not have to wait for inspiration. I can be inspired at any time by focusing on the things or activities that inspire me. It sounds so simple and obvious but the significance of it became so real to me at that particular moment. My life has literally changed for the better because of this revelation.
 
Let me tell you about me.  I wait for inspiration before doing a lot of things.  It’s frustrating because there are times when I want to create, but I am stumped because I rely so much on inspiration before I begin a project.  I would often beg and plead with God to “please let me stay inspired”.  I realize now that I should have asked how I can maintain the inspiration vs begging and pleading.  But that’s a story for another day.
 
Anyway, back to creating more moments of inspiration.  I can be inspired at any time by doing and thinking of things that inspire me. Whether it’s saying thanks for the goodness in my life,  going for a walk, sitting by the lake or ocean, listening to inspirational messages, reading motivating material, watching a movie, saying confessions or affirmations.  I can, on purpose, engage in activities that inspire me and guess what? Inspiration will come.
 
I can not tell you how excited I am about this.  Before I go I would be remiss if I did not reiterate that you play a role in this.  If you’re frustrated waiting for inspiration YOU have to create it.  Do the work and the inspiration will come.
 
I’d love to hear what keeps you inspired.
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