Regardless of how successful you are, there will be days you feel uninspired.
Professional athletes love the game, but they don’t necessarily want to train their bodies every single day.
Business owners love money and recognition, but they don’t necessarily enjoy the process of getting their business off the ground.
You love expressing yourself with words, but you won’t necessarily enjoy each and every writing session.
You have to learn to inspire yourself every day. To keep your inspiration fresh, you’ll have to find various unique ways to get inspired. Here are some of them:
1.Make the move from goal setting towards habit forming
Goals give you inspiration by providing an endpoint, but habits weave inspiration into the core of your being and make it automatic.
Instead of saying, “I want to publish 5 posts per week,” say “I want to write 30 minutes per day.”
The second statement comes without the pressure of expectation. You’re just putting yourself in a position for continual inspiration.
Habits wins over goals every time. Show up every day and do the work.
2.Create to connect
It’s easy to get caught up in numbers — how many subscribers you have, how many views your website gets per month, and how many comments you receive — but remember, you’re writing for real people.
Even if you have just a few readers, get to know them. Send out an email to your tribe telling them they can each get 15 minutes on the phone with you.
Add prompts to your blog posts to encourage readers to share their lives with you.
When you create with the intention of connecting with other human beings, it inspires you to work that much harder, because you can feel the person on the other end of the screen.
3.Use these two words for inspiration
Interesting questions lead to interesting answers.
Many of the best pieces of writing started with the phrase, “What if?”
Use hypothetical questions to inspire new ideas. For example, you could ask, “What if I wrote a piece saying the exact opposite of what most people believe about _____?” or “What if we lived in a world where everyone was bluntly honest all the time?”
These types of questions create open-ended areas to explore, giving you new material to think about and write about.
What if every time you write a blog post is gets broadcasted to the whole world in every language? What will you say to the human race today?