It can be easy to wait for inspiration to strike before you write your next blog post or record your next video. Many times, though, the waiting will never end.
Prior to 2020, I generally blogged when I “felt inspired”. I intended to post a few times a week, but usually only posted once a month or so. Waiting on lightning to strike didn’t work. Now I write every day; some posts are good, some are not, but they’re always getting better with time.
Two famous examples of fighting through this come to mind.
The first is Miles Davis, who recorded “Kind of Blue” in a 72 hour stretch. Lightning struck for sure! However, he also recorded 39 other albums of varying quality. He put in the work, and eventually struck gold.
Similar is Isaac Asimov, who wrote more than 500 books. To do that kind of work he couldn’t wait on inspiration to strike, so he simply got to work. Every day, he woke up at 6am and spent hours writing. Some of it was good, some of it was bad, but he keep honing his craft.
If you want to get into a state of flow, put in the work. Flow follow process, not the other way around.
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