I hope the previous article had you thinking more about the things that have inspired you. I remember being at High School and learning about Marco Polo and his trips to China and the Romanticism of the Silk Route from China to Europe. So far I have lived in Chengdu, Almaty and Baku, all cities on the ancient route. My Education inspired me to become a Physicist and work in Nuclear Research before becoming a Physics teacher.
People who are inspired have some common traits.
For one thing, they are more open to new experiences. That almost always comes before the inspiration hits, indicating a certain willingness to be open to inspiration as a precedent to experiencing it.
It’s important to note that inspired people were neither more nor less conscientious than any others. Meaning that inspiration wasn’t something that they could command or “will” to happen.
The other thing inspired people have in common is a strong desire to master what they do.
However, they are also not competitive. Remember that inspiration is transcendent, and competition is a survival instinct. That indicates that trying to beat out or one-up someone is not conducive to inspiration.
There are other critical factors in people who are often inspired.
A confidence in their abilities.
Even though they may not be experts in everything, they are comfortable with their specialties.
Inspired people have the confidence not to doubt themselves, indicating that they are able not to sabotage themselves.
It’s difficult to be inspired if you’re stuck in a negative state. People with optimism are more open and more prone to inspiration.
Inspiration is not just a flash of vision; it’s a motivation that births creativity and motivation. People who get inspired are usually the ones more eager to jump into a project.