Hello loves! Today I want to write to you about being inspired and staying motivated through out a creative process. My creative expressions were never part of a ”bigger picture” or goal. I usually just expressed randomly, based upon events or thoughts that came through mind. Neither had I people in my corner that supported, stimulated or motivated me to create. Ofcourse I have friends and family that read what I have written, but never have I experienced someone next to me, pushing me and being there for me every step of the way.
As I am writing this I am cautious of what I am saying and how to go about it, since it is a very important subject to me. Because I never really have a plan before I sit down and start writing, I myself am often surprised by what ”comes out”. Never have I written a piece that came out exactly as I had imagined it to come out. This is my way of living life and naturally, the way I express my authenticity is quite similar. I just flow with what ever direction my mind and words are taking me. Inspiration is therefore something that can trigger me to start writing, yet it is also something that slowly reveals itself to me as I am already in the process of writing. Like right now, the words just flow freely and I go along happily as ever. But how about motivation? That to me is the more challenging one, because of the way my personality is set up. You see, I am an emotional being with very happy and energized states but also meh states, where I just don’t really feel like doing anything really. So how do I stay motivated then?
To be honest, that is something I need to actively practice, and the more busy I am the more productive I get. That is just how I work. For as long as I can remember I just ”winged it” and with doing so, my loved ones did not fully understand my intentions or purposes. Therefore it is only logical that they could not totally support nor stimulate what I was doing, because heck I didn’t even know WHAT I was doing exactly! My personality type is ENFP:
The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.(Source: 16personalities)
Sooooo, there aren’t a lot of like-minded folks out there to hang around with! Fortunately there has been a change on the horizon. I have met someone that thinks, feels and handles things almost exactly the same as I do. And I must admit: It is my biggest motivation EVER! To be able to share ideas with a person that actually gets you without using empathy or sympathy to understand where I am coming from… It is just everything to me! I am utterly grateful and beyond excited to see where this goes. Yes, I am still mysterious about it all since I don’t know exactly how far I am going to share this on my blog. I do feel an urge to share every little detail because it really is a life changer. But, I have to take my time, really contemplate how to go about it before I throw it out there.
What I can say is that my motivation has always been my future family. Being single that is a very hard goal to keep in mind. Being in the wrong relationship, it can even cause bitterness and negativity. Now that I am vibing with the right type of soul my dreams are coming back up, and this time I am able to share them!!! Just the thought of doing something for my family is motivation on its own. I can definitely say that my biggest motivation must be LOVE. Love of Self. Love of all people. And romantic Love (hands down!!!). Love empowers. Love heals. Nothing more powerful than to have someone next to you that believes in you.
What is your biggest motivation in life? Let me know in the comments!