Quote #55

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Thoughts on My Favorite Quotes

“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.”
– Frank Tibolt

This one is somewhat related to quote #54, which covered laziness. In that quote we looked at how laziness and impatience generally negative results.

Today I’m going to look at how waiting for inspiration is a form of laziness. Sometimes we lie to ourselves and say that we didn’t do something we needed to do because we didn’t feel like it. Waiting until you feel like doing something important is the same as waiting for inspiration to strike. If it has to get done, you do it. Often, once you spring into action you will feel better about it.

Of course, this extends beyond what must be done and into things that you want to do.

A couple of years ago I wrote a JavaScript…

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