When you are a creative person, writer, artist, musician, craft maker, etc… it’s so easy to get in the mind set of waiting for motivation. The truth is the best way to get motivated is to start creating. Motivation to create doesn’t even matter at all and that’s because it’s the action that creates the work.
When you take action it requires you to tell your brain to “shut up”. We make all of these excuses about feeling down or uninspired. Just sit down and start creating…force it if you have to!
The more you can start consistently forcing yourself to create, the sooner you will break out of your slump.
I read a great quote that sums this up pretty well:
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work – Steven King
If you are the creative type and you find yourself procrastinating the first thing you should do is accept that somedays will be better than others. If you can just do a little something even if you think it’s not good, one action leads to the next, and before know it you may have just created your greatest work yet without even being motivated to start.