Where Are You Most Inspired?
Inspiration is always in short supply. We never have enough of it. For leaders, lighting the internal fire required for inspired performance is no easy task.
Inspiration can’t be called up on demand. Leaders can create the conditions that give rise to inspiration, but they can’t guarantee the desired impact: the feelings of uplift, desire, and elevated imagination.
Rather than wait for moments of inspiration to occur, the best leaders think about how they can prime the pump and find inspiration by design. This means living, working, and visiting those places and settings where they find inspiration more often.
You should, too.
Maybe it’s a special place, one that brings you solace, healing, or an elevated spirit. Or perhaps it is a setting where the details delight you and the ambiance turbocharges your creativity. Or possibly it is an environment where the conditions allow for deep work without distraction or interruption.
Spending more time in those places where you are more frequently inspired sounds like a smart idea, yet many leaders don’t do it. The busy day-to-day prevents many leaders from visiting or working in those settings most conducive to their best work.
As a decision, this is a faulty one.
Inspiration is so critical in order to sustain the highest quality performance that leaders must do everything in their power to find it more often. They simply need to spend more time wherever they find inspiration.
So close your eyes and visualize that special place where your feelings soar and your internal fire roars. Spend more time in that place. What are you waiting for?