Harness the power of inspired action to achieve manifestation success!
As a creative professional, inspired action is one of my most powerful motivators. It’s completely organic, and it drives me to CREATE!
Even if you’re not “woo-woo,” you can harness the energy of inspired action to achieve your goals. To create your dream life, you need to take the necessary actions to get you there. And usually, you need intrinsic motivation to take those steps.
I often hear people say “mindset is everything,” but I don’t believe that’s entirely true. Shifting into a growth mindset is the first step. The actions you take after you get into the right mindset are what will move you forward in life.
But you see, inspired actions will make things a heck of a lot easier for you. Because they come naturally to you, your energy will flow into the actions with little resistance.
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What is inspired action?
Don’t overthink this concept. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Inspired action stems from inspiration, as the name implies. It’s when you feel that intrinsic nudge to do something exciting.
It could be working on a new creative project, making a major lifestyle change, or anything that makes you feel alive!
How can you tell if an action is inspired?
Inspired actions are different from regular actions in a few key ways:
- They stem from love-based emotions, not from fear.
- They will energize you instead of draining you.
- They flow naturally to you.
If it feels forced, it’s not inspired action.
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How to attract inspiration into your world
I wish I could snap my fingers and feel inspired instantly, but that’s not usually how it works… if you’ve ever worked on a creative project, I’m sure you can relate!
Fortunately, you can bring inspiration into your life using the law of attraction. Here’s my step-by-step process on how to attract inspiration so you can ultimately take inspired action:
1. Remember the premise of the law of attraction.
The law of attraction states that you attract things into your life when you focus on them.
When I was in college, I took a drawing class. Every day, the teacher said, “You need to let go. Surrender into the art. Don’t think, just do it!”
At the time, I didn’t understand what he meant. I was thinking in a logical, matter-of-fact way about it all. I had my guard up.
Because I refused to trust my creative instincts, I had a really difficult time in that class. But now that I understand more about the law of attraction and manifestation, I completely understand what that drawing teacher was trying to get me to do.
If you’re struggling to feel inspired, there’s a good chance you’re overthinking it.
Focus on your creative projects, and you’ll become a magnet for inspiration. Don’t let outside thoughts distract you.
Just surrender into your creativity. Let it be. Don’t think too hard. Simply focus and create.
2. Seek inspiration in arts and culture.
Imagine eating cauliflower for every single meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a whole year.
After a week (if not sooner), you’d probably be sick of cauliflower—first of all, because it’s not the most flavorful food out there. Second, because eating the same thing over and over again becomes boring.
You’d start to crave something new and different. And just like food, if you expose yourself to the same ideas over and over again, you’ll get sick of them after a while.
Experiencing arts and culture will expose you to ideas that are different than what you’re used to. This is an excellent opportunity to find new inspiration for your creative projects!
So, if your inspiration fountain has been running dry lately, go to an art gallery. Book a flight to another country and experience the culture. Watch a historical documentary on a subject you’re unfamiliar with.
You’ll start to think differently. Your brainwaves will shift and invite new, inspired ideas to the forefront of your mind.
3. Immerse yourself in an environment that inspires you.
I love finding new places to work, like libraries or little coffee shops. I can’t work in the same space every day, or else I’ll get bored.
However, in the midst of a pandemic, it’s not always easy to get out and find a new workspace. If I need to stay home, I like to rearrange my furniture or introduce a new piece of wall art into the room.
I just moved into a new apartment, and I’m in the process of designing it to be my own little creative space. I’m building it to be the home of my dreams!
Your environment plays an important role in your creative process. If you’re not in the right space, it can be difficult to focus on your work, which can impede your feelings of inspiration.
If your workspace is cluttered, take a few minutes to organize it. Get rid of things that don’t serve you. Try to create a space that will help you stay focused and inspired while you work.
Even little changes, like clearing out your desk drawer, will reduce stress and help your creative juices flow. Remember, the right environment will set you up for success!
When you feel inspired, don’t ignore it!
Divine inspiration is fleeting, so harness it while you can.
If you’ve ever heard someone say, “Strike while the iron is hot,” that’s exactly what you need to do when you feel inspired.
For example, sometimes I come up with a blog post idea that I’m really excited about. But if I wait until the next day to write it, chances are I won’t feel as inspired anymore.
That’s why I try to at least outline the blog post as soon as possible. I want to get my creative gears turning before I lose the motivation to write the post.
Even if you can’t act on your inspiration immediately, be sure to write down every single great idea that comes to you. If you don’t write it down, you could forget it!
To recap, you’ll want to:
- Recognize inspiration when it comes.
- Take a corresponding inspired action as soon as possible.
It’s a simple process, although not always easy. Trust that your inspiration will not lead you astray!