I am thinking about inspiration today. It could be that I feel that I need some. Despite the multitude of prompts that can be found in the writing world, sometimes you want that concept that captures your attention and fires your imagination.
The thing about inspiration is that you never know where or when it is going to hit you. Sometimes all you have to do is walk around the block and you will be inspired with thoughts or feelings. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and start writing until something good comes out. (and sometimes nothing good comes out…)
Today, I happened to think of this video.
There she was an ordinary woman. No one expected much from her. The judges and audience had crossed her off before she opened her mouth.
And then she opened her mouth.
And the world stopped and looked.
I think Susan Boyle can be an inspiration for all of us. We don’t all look like Angelina so the world may overlook us at first glance. They may not expect much from us. But yet we can all use our talent to surprise and please our audience and even our personal judge.
Susan Boyle did not just open her mouth that night. She had used her talent on much smaller stages in the past. She had her dream and she worked toward it. Her dream might have come true much later in life than she would have liked but she did perform on the big stage.
She got past the naysayers from her village. She got past the biggest judge of all – the one in her head that told her she was not going to make it. Getting past that judge is the hardest of them all. But she did it.
So whatever your dream, whatever your talent, it takes work. It may not come easily but being able to do that happy dance on the stage of life will be worth it. Find a way to silence your inner judge and shine for the world to see.
She believed. Do you?