Perk up your Tuesday: Work to stay inspired

The world is never without inspiration. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all those blogs, Tumblr posts, Pinterest boards, TED talks, podcasts, etc. the world is ripe with inspiration. It is up to us to pick up on it.

Work and you will stay inspired

“Just keep showing up.”

Elizabeth Gilbert emphasized this point in her famous 2009 TED Talk on chasing your elusive creative genius. You have to do the work. It doesn’t matter what field you are in. When it comes to doing the work, you have to just keep showing up.

You are going to suck on certain days. You’ll feel stuck. But you just have to continue. Work through the suck.

I have a bunch of blogs scattered across cyberspace that is admittedly embarrassing to read yet it contained way too many entries and showed just how much I loved expressing myself through writing, no matter how mundane the topic got.

I have times that I forget to show up and make excuse after excuse after excuse. I may have missed some golden writing opportunities because of that. But then again that had to happen for me to realize this. It is just good to remember that hard work does pay off.

You are going to suck on certain days. You’ll feel stuck. But you just have to continue. Work through the suck.

Main photo taken from petitelilmissy @ Tumblr

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