BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

Make Inspiration Find You

There is this mystical concept about inspiration that nobody really can explain. But every writer seems to hope for it to strike.

Many believe you are “lucky” when it does. And apparently it finds some people more often than others. Because how else would some be more successful than others?

If you ask me this is total baloney.

As far as my writing is concerned I am with Pablo Picasso who said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

So, how do you get inspiration to find you?

  • Show up for work
  • Get some writing done to get the “bad ideas” out of your system
  • In case inspiration strikes, use it, try to stay in the flow
  • In case it doesn’t, don’t worry about it
  • Show up again the next day

The part that you can control is to sit down and write. Some days inspiration will come, others it won’t.

Whatever the outcome, accept it and show up again the next day.

To practice acceptance:
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