Inspiration is overrated.

Yesterday morning I walked into the studio and really didn’t feel like writing a song.

But I did.

Why? Because if I wait around until I’m feeling “inspired” to write, I will write approximately two songs per year, and I have to record another EP next month. I can’t wait.

To illustrate, a random story:

Pam and I are the proud parents of a 6-year-old boy and 3-year-old twin girls. More times than I can count, people have asked me some variation of the following questions, “Twins, huh? Wow. How did you manage taking care of two babies?!”

My riveting answer: “We just did.”

What other option did we have? I never ONCE wanted to wake up for the 3am feeding, but I did? What was I gonna do? Not feed my child? Of course not.

Since starting my daily vlog last week, I’ve been paying attention to Casey Neistat a lot. In one video I watched, he said something like, “The only thing standing between you and doing something you want to do in your life is DOING IT.”

Overly simple? Sure.

But if you’re “waiting around” for your dreams to “happen” to you, I vote that you changes things up and go do something about it.

That means doing something you don’t want to do. It means writing a song when you don’t feel like. It means making those connections with potential clients when it makes you uncomfortable. It means releasing that song you’ve been sitting on.

Then doing it again and again and again.

If you don’t make it happen, no one else will.

I hope this inspires you to take a scary step in the right direction.

Joe Gilder
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