“Inspiration is perishable. We all have ideas. Ideas are immortal they last forever. Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk, it has an expiration date. If you want yo do something you’ve got to do it now. You cant put it on a shelf and wait two months to get around to it. You cant just say you’ll do it later. Later you wont be pumped up about it anymore. No, If you have an inspired idea act on it while it’s hot. When you are high on inspiration you can get two weeks worth of work in twenty four hours. Inspiration is a time machine in that way. Inspiration is a magical thing a productivity magnifier a motivator but it won’t wait for you. Inspiration is a now thing if it grabs you grab it right back and put it to work.” From Rework by Jason Fried
With the optimism and inspiration high that comes with the new year. I write the quote to remind me to get to work. Goals and visions of a new idea or a new life path are great, but they have a habit of loosing their steam if not acted on when the fire is hot.
I love the high of an inspired idea and it’s a good reminder to know that inspiration has a shelf life.