You know who can be your biggest inspiration? Yourself. I know you're thinking, Yeah, but when I'm feeling down and uninspired, I really need the help of someone else to pull me out of it and get me jazzed again about my craft, life, circumstance etc.
But I want you to think of the best version of yourself. When you feel on top of the world like you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. When you know it's mindset and drive over your current place and situation. In a way, that is someone else or at least a different mindset that's being overshadowed by your current self. Sit down (or stand), channel your best self and write the inspiration and motivation your current self needs to hear.
It works. And I'm speaking from experience here. My most thought-provoking, inspiring material comes during times of distress. It's like I'm being the friend on the other side, reaching a helping hand out to myself to get back up and dust the dirt off my butt. In fact - to get real meta with you - it's why I'm currently writing this. I didn't wake up feeling amped with creative juices and excitement this morning. Instead, I felt lazy justified by the creeping thoughts of self-doubt.
I don't want it to get the best of me, so I'm placing a supportive hand on my shoulder and whispering the words that I have deep within myself:
"You have a unique gift to share with the world. There are stories within you that need to be told. Your specific life experiences and perspective work to create this particular viewpoint, and it is a beautiful thing. Now go, create, and get lost in the creation. You've got what it takes."
I believe these words for you too.
I'd like to challenge you to inspire yourself with your own words. Take as little or as much time to write it out. No need to be modest. And let me know how it goes for you.
Cheers to being your own biggest supporter.
P.S. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link to an interview I did with my writer buddy, Cameron Frank, on his weekly digest where he highlights authors around the 🌎.