In my perfect world, I’d start my day feeling divinely inspired, motivated, filled with zeal, and excited to move forward. There is so much to accomplish; writing, creating, visiting friends, even house cleaning. And it would all be so easy because zeal and enthusiasm charged up my spirit.
But my day does not always start out that way. Luckily, I’d figured out that it doesn’t need to.
Let me explain; years ago I wrote for a huge blogging website, and was required to write one article a week. I remember that there were some weeks I didn’t know what to write about, so I’d wait for inspiration. And I’d wait. And I’d wait.
Then another writer told me that no matter what, she’d get up everyday and write 500 words. No matter how she felt, no matter how she’d slept, she would sit and write 500 hundred words. She said the moment she sat down and started writing, the inspiration would come. Some days it took a little more time than others, but the inspiration would always come.
I realized that it’s not my day that needs to start off a certain way…. I’m in charge of getting my day off to a good start. My day simply takes me wherever I lead. And I lead by taking action; any kind of action.
I do have days where I don’t feel like doing anything.
And I’m betting that there are days when you don’t feel like doing anything either.
And that’s totally okay. Because the minute we start doing whatever it is that needs to get done, taking that action is what opens the way for the enthusiasm, and the motivation to keep moving forward.
It’s divine when inspiration, motivation, and zeal take us by surprise and give us the momentum for a fabulous day. But it’s good know that there are things we can do that will invite inspiration, motivation and zeal, so we can choose a fabulous day.