6 Quotes to Help Inspire
Every now and again we all hit that inspiration wall. For me, it’s always around this time of year (right before spring!) that I feel uninspired and get a little bit of creative block. It’s like you can’t think straight, you feel tired and like you need to take a break or two to try and snap out of it. It starts to feel like every idea I come up with has been done before, or just doesn’t feel right. It’s an irritating feeling and unfortunately it’s one that we all face at some point. This can be a real nightmare when you have deadlines to meet and your “to-do” list is piling up. One thing I do to help me get back on track is look to others for inspiration. When one of those days comes my way I refuel my inspiration levels by reading over these quotes to help me get back in the game. Here are a few of my favorites to help you out if like me, you need a pick-me-up every once in a while.
I feel like I am always going 100 mph in some direction and multi-tasking several things at once. Being able to take on so many things at once is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I find myself forgetting to step back and acknowledge accomplishments and I often find myself missing little moments to do so. It’s scary to look back a few months and not clearly remember any specific details because I was so focused on a goal or a project that I forgot to just enjoy the ride. It’s good to stop and admire small goals you’ve accomplished or something positive that has happened and just enjoy it.
This quote is technically not from a real person, but I think it rings true regardless. When I am asked to create something for a client, the task is laid out and it is my job to take their vision and turn it into something real. It can be tempting to recreate something I’ve seen before or play it safe. Instead, I try to push myself to go one better than the best I can find.
Do what you don’t know and do it often. If you want to grow then take on new challenges and keep on learning. I always try to keep pushing myself whether it’s learning a new program or meeting new people. My current mission is to become more familiar with web design. I’m diving into tutorials and starting to take on things I normally would shy away from.
Just do it. If all else fails, just start and see where it leads you!
If you’re doing something then do it right. Whatever you may be working on now may not be the most exciting, but that is the time you need to kick things into gear. Make something amazing out of the mundane and use it as an opportunity to showcase your talents.
Lastly, a personal favorite from Jessica Hische, a letterer & Illustrator who has inspired my design career. Do what you love!