Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

The Brevity of Inspiration

I always have these brilliant subjects I want to write about either during, or immediately after jiu jitsu.

“Oh man,” I think to myself, “I am so going to write about this and it will be a well thought out, well written post. It will be amazing!”

And then I open up wordpress….

Nothing.

Any great idea I possessed flies straight out the window and I’m left staring at a blank screen. Which I think is applicable for lots of people in all sorts of situations, even with jiu jitsu. I have mentioned this before, but we have this idea in our heads as to how things are going to go, and they very rarely do. I am now talking about those moments where inspiration is with us one moment, and the next it has completely flown the coop and we’re left sort of dumbfounded, desperately grasping for even a wisp of that previous inspiration.

The only advice I can give in this situation is to relax, carry on and something will come to you. It may not be as stunning or show-stopping as your original idea, but hey, it’s something. Just keep moving forward, and hope that inspired thought comes around again, or hopefully you can turn your mundane idea into a pretty awesome one.

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