The odds of you having an original idea is probably slim to none. In fact, it is not really about how many people have the idea but who takes the dare to act upon the idea. Lots of people have ideas. Few ever act on them.
What inspires you?
Sometimes as a creative artist, you hit a wall. You hit a writer’s block. You cannot think of the next lyrics to a song you are writing. Now is not the time to quit. You are not a quitter. You do not throw in the towel. You don’t bail when the road gets hard.
You need something that is going to help you focus. You need something to help launch your next painting, blog post, or video. So…steal it.
What have you read lately?
What have you watched?
What song struck an emotion in you?
What restaurant did you really enjoy eating at?
What passage in the Bible brought revelation to you in a way that you had not seen before?
Inspiration can come from anywhere.
You see something in a painting and it triggers something within you to paint.
You read something in a magazine, newspaper, blog, or book and you write.
After you see something, or read something, you decide to steal it. You use it as a launch pad, a diving board to create something new.
You collect your pieces of inspiration, and assemble them all in this collage of art.
Your work, your art just might be the diving board for somebody else to create something new.
Don’t quit. Don’t be complacent. Complacency leads to being stagnant. If you let yourself get stagnant, then odds are you will not do anything.
Just do it. Create something. If it is not good at first, refine it, tweak it, change it. Then ship it.
This is what will separate you from the mediocre.
What is something that inspires you?