If you are like most writers, there will be many days when you just don’t feel like the ideas are coming to you. The whole concept of being in the zone or your creative flow is one of those things that happen or don’t. Whether you want to chalk it up to writers’ block or just having a bad day, there will be many times in your career when you sit down in front of your computer (or pen and paper) and nothing comes out.
For some people, this could set off your panic button. But rest assured it is very common and even happens to all of the best writers out there. The most important thing you must do is to just accept it as part of your process and to see where it leads you.
As a writer, it is necessary that you discover things you can use to spark your creativity. For many artists, this is why they have their muse so they can use them to channel their inspiration. Some writers go for walks in the park, others like to travel, or some find their inspiration at the gym or yoga class.
Another way to find that spark is by reading inspirational quotes or sayings. By spending a few minutes reading these words, it can open up a doorway into your mind that allows the ideas to start flowing. They can lead you down a path that you may not have otherwise visited which can shift your perspective and get you to see the world through a new set of eyes.
Here are some quotes we found that might help you the next time you get stuck.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. ― C.S. Lewis
A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition. ― James Allen
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. ― Viktor E. Frankl
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. ― Wayne W. Dyer
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ― Maya Angelou
Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. – Yo-Yo Ma
Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will – George Bernard Shaw