Stop waiting for inspiration

I don’t feel inspired. But that doesn’t stop me from painting. It’s work. I love it. I even enjoy it sometimes. But it doesn’t mean I’m working under the influence of some brilliant stroke of inspirational genius. I’m just working.

If you only work when you feel like it, you’ll never be a professional.

Inspiration is great. Really. Feeling an intense creative drive coupled with a brilliant idea is a wonderful feeling. But if we sit back and wait for that feeling to kick in, it never will. Inspiration, as they say, only finds us working.

So work. Create. Put in the hours. There will be moments, hours, maybe days where you feel inspired. And you’ll produce wonderful work. But all of the time spent working uninspired prepares you for inspiration.

If all you do is wait, it will never come.

Stop waiting.