Dec. 22, 2021

EP138 - Invite Her, She Will Come

EP138 - Invite Her, She Will Come

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj, thank you so much for downloading the show. It is wonderful to be with you here today. A spotlight on The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and from page 64. "Someone once asked Somerset Maugham, if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. "I write only when inspiration strikes, he replied. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp."" Pressfield continues. "By performing the mundane physical act of sitting down and starting to work he set in motion a mysterious but infallible sequence of events that would produce inspiration, as surely as if the goddess had synchronized her watch with his. He knew if he built it, she would come."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:14.440 Good Day, my friend welcome to a moment with move. Thank you so much for 2 00:00:14.500 --> 00:00:20.060 downloading the show. It is wonderful to be with you here today, 3 00:00:21.240 --> 00:00:28.960 spotlight on war of art, by Stephen Presbit and from page sixty four 4 00:00:30.580 --> 00:00:36.740 someone wants a summer set mom if he wrote on a schedule, or only when 5 00:00:36.920 --> 00:00:42.020 struck by inspiration. I write only when inspiration strikes. She replied. 6 00:00:43.080 --> 00:00:49.460 Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o'clock shirt. The press field 7 00:00:49.500 --> 00:00:54.560 continues by performing the Mundane Physical Act of sitting down and 8 00:00:54.600 --> 00:01:00.320 starting to work. He said in motion a mysterious, but infallible sequence of 9 00:01:00.480 --> 00:01:05.920 offence that would produce inspiration, as surely as if the goddess had 10 00:01:06.060 --> 00:01:12.920 synchronized her watch with his. He knew if he built it, she would come 11 00:01:13.960 --> 00:01:14.400 my friend 12 00:01:15.480 --> 00:01:23.040 as romantic as it sounds. We cannot wait for inspiration to strike before 13 00:01:23.180 --> 00:01:26.300 we take action, because the simple truth is 14 00:01:27.600 --> 00:01:32.820 she might never strike. How long are you willing to wait? 15 00:01:34.400 --> 00:01:40.340 How long have you been waiting for inspiration to strike before you move? 16 00:01:40.880 --> 00:01:48.100 This example is about writing, but it goes for any creative idea that we have. 17 00:01:49.360 --> 00:01:55.240 Inspiration is more likely to show up if we show up. First, 18 00:01:56.920 --> 00:02:03.600 we have to make doing the work, a habit, and we have to schedule time 19 00:02:04.740 --> 00:02:09.820 to do this. Now, I'm not talking about going to your job and for somebody that 20 00:02:09.979 --> 00:02:15.980 might be part of it, but for those of us who go to a job and then have dreams 21 00:02:16.040 --> 00:02:17.740 to work on when we get home, 22 00:02:19.300 --> 00:02:26.160 we still have to come home from our jobs and do the work and we have to 23 00:02:26.280 --> 00:02:29.380 schedule the time and we have to make it a habit. 24 00:02:30.560 --> 00:02:39.480 It helps if we reframe I have to like. I was just saying into I get to 25 00:02:40.780 --> 00:02:46.160 you guys. Remember my little dog wants and got sick a little while ago, and I 26 00:02:46.320 --> 00:02:50.600 promised that if he was okay, I'd never complain about having to take him for 27 00:02:50.680 --> 00:02:57.320 walks again. This is one of the things I used to help me change that mindset. 28 00:02:57.700 --> 00:03:04.600 It's not. I have to walk the dog. It's that I get to walk the dog. I get to go 29 00:03:04.660 --> 00:03:10.160 out and spend some time with him. I don't have to practice my guitar. I get 30 00:03:10.200 --> 00:03:15.280 to practice. My Guitar, I'm not so worried about my my security and my 31 00:03:15.520 --> 00:03:21.360 food and my lodgings that I can't take some time to practice a musical 32 00:03:21.440 --> 00:03:25.840 instrument. It's a bless, the life to be able to do that. So I don't have to 33 00:03:25.880 --> 00:03:28.160 do that. I get to do 34 00:03:29.640 --> 00:03:35.140 if we look at our great work as a mountain, then you're going to see it 35 00:03:35.200 --> 00:03:38.760 that way, you're going to look at your goal as this big giant mountain in 36 00:03:38.920 --> 00:03:41.420 front of you. But if we can look at the work 37 00:03:42.440 --> 00:03:43.800 as a pass, 38 00:03:44.880 --> 00:03:50.460 not the mountain, then it's less daunting. We've all taken past before. 39 00:03:50.580 --> 00:03:56.260 Maybe we all haven't climbed a Mon, but we've all taken a path, and we know how 40 00:03:56.300 --> 00:03:58.580 do you climb that pot step 41 00:03:59.600 --> 00:04:06.320 by step? Two Point: Five centimeters by two point: five centimeters every day 42 00:04:06.360 --> 00:04:12.560 it doesn't have to take hours and hours either. My friend Chris used to tell me 43 00:04:12.680 --> 00:04:19.519 that five minutes of focused practice is better than thirty minutes of 44 00:04:19.660 --> 00:04:25.320 noodling and for you non musicians. noodling is where you're just kind of 45 00:04:25.380 --> 00:04:29.020 playing around on your instrument or your guitar you're not going to do in 46 00:04:29.100 --> 00:04:32.260 anything you're. Not focused on anything you just, it is kind of 47 00:04:32.320 --> 00:04:37.740 playing around which may be fun, but doesn't move you down the path. 48 00:04:38.240 --> 00:04:43.860 Unfortunately, we can just summon inspiration on command. Inspiration 49 00:04:44.160 --> 00:04:49.680 comes when we show her that we're ready to hear what she has to say and were 50 00:04:49.920 --> 00:04:56.160 ready to accept the gifts that she brings. My friend show her that you're 51 00:04:56.240 --> 00:05:01.380 open and ready to do business, and you won't have to wait for her to knock on 52 00:05:01.520 --> 00:05:07.880 your door. She'll just walk right in her a momentum I'll talk to you to 53 00:05:07.960 --> 00:05:08.360 morrow. 54 00:05:09.760 --> 00:05:12.060 I