Inspiration — What For?

Here’s an excellent recent post by Derek Sivers that is worth a read: The word “inspiration” usually means something that mentally stimulates you. But “inspiration” also means to breathe in. The meanings poetically combine when you think of yourself breathing in thoughts, filling your body with ideas. But don’t forget to breathe out. Some people watch hundreds of TED talks, looking for inspiration. Tech entrepreneurs visit Hacker News every few hours, looking for new inspiration. Musicians, writers, artists, and everyone else, all scouring the world for inspiration. Breathing in, and in, and in, and in. Yet most of them aren’t feeling inspired enough. They’re … Continue reading