How To Stay Inspired And Motivated
Apr. 15, 2020
Everyone faces their set of challenges in moving forward and finding the energy to keep going so they don’t quit. However, a lot of us do go through dealing with things in life, personal and/or professional, that leave us feeling down about ourselves. And this ends up with us feeling unsure, unmotivated or uninspired, or even just wanting a break to recharge.
When I found constant flow again after that dead work phase I talked about in What To Do In Strange Times, I took time to evaluate what happened. I realized I had so much excitement about things to come from all the connecting I was doing, that the total disrupt it had on my life is ultimately what led to the depression. It started with loss of motivation, and then depression and anxiety.
The one thing that really keeps you going is connection, from which you can unleash creativity. Not time, which is the most valuable asset you have, but connection brings true inspiration and motivation to push forward.
The brain doesn’t ever turn off, and the ideas and thoughts you have, even negative ones, are still there in your mind. They haven't gone away, the attention just needs to be shifted back to them, and away from unwanted thoughts. I’m not a scientist or therapist but I discovered this through my own personal development and through helping clients with personal branding.
Creativity is the use of our imagination and/or original ideas, and so connection will help unleash the creativity inside of you. Those connections; your friends, peers, or possibly your audience, or even faith, will help to give you the inspiration you need to bring your creativity to life.
The inspiration connection can bring also helps push aside the unwanted thoughts and ideas bottled up in you.
That what works for me, and that’s why unleashing your creativity through connection will always win. It keeps you inspired and motivated to push through in difficult or depressing times.
Read the second part of this series "Why Inspiration Is More Important Than Motivation".
For more on unleashing your creativity, I have a blog with that same title. "Unleashing Your Creativity"