The quirky thing about Michael’s brand of inspired is that he works very hard at it. In an effortless kind of way. Now, I don’t propose that Michael’s or anyone’s life as the “THE formula” but it’s certainly worth thinking about this.
More often than not the idea of "Living an Inspired Life" sounds like a spiritual or artsy or deeply cool -but faraway thing. But real inspiration, funnily enough, might just be mundane. Rather than the big bang that will finally hit you and reveal your life purpose and the secrets of the universe... in practice it might be more like: "Yay! I woke up today! What Next?"
And here's the thing about people who are genuinely thrilled by waking up again so they can do the things they enjoy... very often they are also successful. Or maybe I should put it this way, successful people seem to also love what they do.
So which comes first? How many of us are hoping the success is what will bring us the satisfaction?
I think living inspired is a minor art. And ‘inspired’ is a terrible word for it really. It’s just not the getting-psyched-up and be-a-go-getter thing, nor does it mean I put a flower behind my right ear and dedicate my life to verse - from what I can tell it is the simple art of genuinely falling in love with your life.
Then, of course, it all goes slightly wonky.. because when you are in love with your life, hard work can be a big part of it. Sometimes you toil hard and you sweat. Other times you rest and float. Maybe you don’t so much balance between % inspiration and %perspiration, as allowing inspiration to decide what’s worth sweating over while you've got that smile on your face.
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