Finding inspiration is like fishing. There are right ways and wrong ways to do it. Imagine yourself on the edge of a lake with your fishing pole. Look around at your surroundings. What do you see? How is the weather? Are the fish biting? If you're not catching anything, perhaps you're scaring the fish away or you're fishing at the wrong time of day. Or maybe you're at the wrong location. The best fisherman make adjustments to the bait they're using and move around until they find the right spot. They also know that you catch the most fish when it's raining. Here are five tips for catching inspiration on your next fishing expedition:
- Avoid making too much noise. Inspiration comes to you when you're quiet and still.
- Rainy days are the best days for fishing for inspiration. These days include job layoffs, unemployment, uncertainty in your future, and any other life events that make your stomach queasy. Go fishing for inspiration on rainy days and you will catch the big one.
- Use the right bait. Give your new employers a reason to bite. Show them what you're made of. Don't be afraid to relocate if you aren't getting any bites in your current location.
- Keep fishing. Don't ever give up. You can't catch inspiration if you're not trying. Seek it and you will find it.
- Expect great results. The best fisherman believe they are going to catch something every time they go out on a new adventure. The same is true with inspiration. If you believe you're going to find inspiration on your journey, this improves your odds for success.