Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The world wants to help you

In yesterday's post, I explained why you don't need to be paranoid about your inspirations. In fact, the truth is approximately the opposite: If people know that you are driven by inspiration to accomplish a specific goal, many of them will feel inspired to help you.

It's not so much that they like and support your goal. It's really just that people like to see someone who is genuinely inspired about something.

It's similar to the way people like to see that someone is genuinely in love. There is something uplifting about being in the vicinity of someone who is in love or in the throes of inspiration — even if they feel that you are naive and unlikely to succeed. They love to see that you haven't given up on something that's important to you.

If you can make it clear to people what you hope to accomplish, and if they can see that you are sincerely driven by inspiration, and not trying to sell them something or trick them, people will do surprising things to help you accomplish your goal. Even if they don't understand why your goal is important to you, or even if they disagree with it, people will be moved by your sincere efforts and will do what they can to help you succeed.

So if your inspiration seems impossibly big, ask yourself what kind of help might bring it back into the realm of possibility. There is a whole world, jaded by manipulation and fakery, that still wants to believe in magic and love and authentic inspiration.

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