Inspiration is Bullshit

El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California

Inspiration can be fickle. It doesn’t last and certainly doesn’t always show up when we need it (especially when we need it most).

You’ve been inspired before. You’ve felt the feeling of energy swelling up inside of you. All you need to do is direct it somewhere.

It’s really an amazing feeling. But it’s hard to trust.

Or at least for me, it’s hard to trust that feeling.

There isn’t any process for using that energy. I don’t mean in general. There are plenty of smarter and more experienced individuals out there. I’m sure that someone has a solid process for capitalizing on their inspiration.

Da Vinci had a process, Michelangelo had a process. Warren Buffet and Tim Ferriss have their own processes.

Spencer Grabski? Little old me? I don’t have a process. Or at least I don’t have a very good one, and because my process is shit, I might as well not have one at all.

Without looking anything up and just going off of my ideas around inspiration and efficiency- I believe that the name of the game is removing friction. You want to be as efficient as possible.

When the urge to write about the evolution of saltine crackers hits you (lame example, I know), you have to already have your desk set up to allow you to write.

If you’re inspired to paint a picture, or write an essay, or draw a picture; there has to be little to no impediment between you and getting your idea on paper.

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