Inspiration is an elusive thing. When you summon it, it ignores your call. When you least expect it, there it is. It awakens you from your sleep. It finds you in the most inconvenient places. It comes to you at unexpected times.
For several nights I sat in front of my computer with the intention of completing a blog on stress. What I actually did was type a bunch of sentences and paragraphs, then edit and eventually delete them. I knew what I wanted to say, I simply wasn’t saying it in an inspired way.
Later that week I boarded a flight for a business trip to Washington D.C. I brought my briefcase full of every digital gadget possible, surprising it contained not a single sheet of paper.
It hit me just after the announcement was made to please turn off all electrical devices. I had the idea, but I couldn’t use my iPad and had no paper. I had to grab the barf-bag from my seat pocket to write it down before I forgot it.
The moral of the story – always be prepared. The sub-conscious mind works in mysterious (and wonderful) ways. When your conscious thought gets out of its way, your sub-conscious will deliver the perfect inspiration…but at a time and place of its choosing. Always keep a notepad and pen handy, or a stack of barf-bags by your side if you prefer.