Don’t wait for inspiration

This is my third attempt at writing a post today. The previous two didn’t work. After 9+ years of attempting to ship something every day, such days are not new. Some days are just slow days and I know when I feel stuck.

The good news is that I don’t waste time reveling in feeling stuck. If I’m unable to think of something to write for five minutes, I walk away and come back later.

My biggest learning from these days is to not use terms like “waiting for inspiration.” Inspiration is intrinsic and comes from a clarity of purpose. Waiting for something we control is not a great use of our time.

Instead, it is on us to seek it. If we look hard enough, we’re sure to find it.

At least that’s one of those things this 3,400 day journey has taught me.