Regardless of if you’re a writer, artist, mechanic or unemployed, I can’t stress how important it is to keep inspiring yourself. My life changed pretty dramatically when I followed this advice.
For a long time, I worried I wasn’t good enough to pursue the hobbies I love… or that I should be focused on more sensible activities… or that I didn’t deserve to do what I wanted to. But that is all rubbish spoken from the ugly heads of poor self-esteem.
When I started dancing, hiking, painting, writing and laughing more, I felt more energized. By taking time to fill my life with joy, I somehow ended up with more energy to do all those other projects I had been putting off. My mood also improved. It didn’t matter if little things didn’t go my way because the big things were all aligning.
I think there’s a lot of truth in the Dalai Lama’s edict that “the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness” (Art of Happiness) and that we’re meant to discover ours. So what’s stopping you?