There’s a quote attributed to William Faulkner: “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”
By committing to write at the same time every day, regardless of whether or not he felt inspired, Faulkner was able to produce a significant body of work over the course of his career.
Ask yourself, who do you want to be? A person without discipline, always waiting for inspiration to strike? That sounds like an amateur, waiting for the world to grant permission to pursue your dreams and build what you aspire to achieve. Someone who is in the passenger seat of the car you call life.
Embracing structure in your creative pursuits can lead to incredible results. By establishing a routine, you set the stage for inspiration to flow naturally, rather than waiting for it to strike sporadically. In turn, this consistent practice can help you hone your skills, build momentum, and achieve your goals.
In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, distractions have become an all too common obstacle in the creative process. The constant barrage of notifications, emails, and social media updates can easily derail our focus and prevent us from fully immersing ourselves in our work.
An ideal environment plays a crucial role in nurturing creativity and enhancing productivity. By creating a dedicated space, free from distractions and optimized for your specific needs, you signal to your mind that it’s time to work and enter a creative mindset.
Don’t feel bad if you decide to buy that desk or noise-canceling headphones. Invest in yourself and create the ideal environment in which you can thrive.
Take control of the wheel and steer your life in the direction of your dreams. Recognize the power of discipline and you’ll find yourself no longer waiting for the world to give you the green light. Instead, you’ll be the one taking charge and driving forward on the road to success.