When Inspiration Strikes!
I almost quit.
Several months ago I had this amazingly bold, exciting, creative, “Oh my God this is going to change my life” idea just hit me. I finally discovered what I believed to be my life’s purpose! A euphoric sensation overwhelmed me as my mind raced for over 40 minutes thinking about this new insight. One idea led to another, and then a dozen, and then a fireworks display that was bursting and moving so quickly that there was no hope to capture each and every little streak of light.
I was so excited that I came home and told my wife immediately. I scribbled my notes, created some plans, and then… STALLED OUT. I procrastinated and put off the new few steps. I let doubts seep into my mind. I allowed non-important “emergencies” at work steal my time away. I allowed myself to make excuse after excuse as to why I couldn’t do what I knew I was here to do.
A marvelous seed was planted, but then I left it alone in the desert to fend for itself. It almost died, and would have if another flash of inspiration came along….
The Momentum Track
Starting is easy. Anyone can dream up an idea and make an increment step forward towards achieving it. Anyone can get caught up in the moment and begin moving at full speed, if just for a little while. But how many of us have developed our dedication, determination, and will power to sustain us through the long haul when motivations wane, distractions arrive, and “life happens.”
Why do I care? Because I’ve noticed this same pattern occurring in my own life over the last few years. I had started and stopped numerous projects and was starting to lose a lot of confidence in myself and my ability to achieve what I set my mind out to accomplish. When I stopped and began analyzing what was happening, I realized that I had split my focus into so many diverse areas that I wasn’t able to make any significant progress in one area. I began to notice the one ingredient that I was missing all this time: momentum.
I then wrote several articles on the top (momentum and ”Partial Plateau Syndrome“). But it’s not enough to just write about it (key insight #2). I had to start actively living it and change my life in such a way that I could be amazing at one or two things versus being mediocre at several dozen.
And thus, was born, The Momentum Track. I’m not entirely sure what this will be, but I do know this. It is my attempt to further discover, develop, and master my own skills while distilling, sharing, and teaching what I learn to anyone else wishing to do the same. It will also be one of my two main goals in life for the next year, serving as a means to
After all, I discovered that my life’s purpose is to discover the world’s highest truths, to master them experientially, and to share them with the world. What better way than through a learning/teaching experience with others!
What Will You Do When Inspiration Strikes?
So my challenge to you is the same challenge I place before myself. When a a big idea strikes, one that can and will change your world forever, will you follow your passion and pursue it with everything you have? Or will you allow it to whither and die…
Please join me in the journey. And if you have any questions, please ask and join the conversation!
When I originally wrote this article, I thought that I was going to split my blog into two with The Momentum Track being a place to keep all my writings about inspriation, etc. For now, I'm just going to keep The Momentum Track as a brochure website for sending clients to for EFT (emotional freedom technique), Sedona Method, Matrix Energetics, and other personal development techniques, coaching, etc. But I wanted to give this article a good home before I converted the site... and so here it is! Who knows where this will all go. I'm not lost, I'm just exploring :)
About Rick Manelius
I'm a Drupal Ninja (brown belt), an aspiring author, a personal development fanatic, and an overall explorer of life. I own SoundPost Media, LLC— a Drupal agency that works with small to medium sized media compaies looking to improve their presence on the web. Stick around by subscribing to my feed, following me, or simply leaving a comment below. I appreciate you stopping by!