Writing can be a source of relaxation, therapy, a hobby and to others, it’s a way of life. Writing can also be used to inspire and instill a great belief in you and others. How do you achieve this noble cause of inspiring yourself and others along the way? It’s no easy task. It takes a special kind of individual with special skills. We’ll consider some ways in which you can inspire yourself and others through writing.
Write About What You Like
To inspire yourself you must be able to write about what you like, what makes you happy, what motivates you to wake up every morning and do what it is that you do. It can be anything from a simple recipe to war planes or even your dream of going to space. Whatever it may be, don’t be afraid to express it in your writing. Not being able to write about what you like can be compared to creating a mental prison for yourself and it may lead to a dull life. When you write about your interests, you will find that you become happier as you are using writing as a means to express your joys, hopes, and dreams. You are using writing to create a safe space for you to express yourself without any fear or shame whatsoever, bringing inspiration to your life.
Inspire Others Through Your Writing
Whenever you begin writing always, inspire others to write. Aim to be a symbol that other members of the writing community can look up to and want to emulate. Write about things that speak to the masses but communicate to each and everyone on an individual level – be it personal struggles, achievements, or how you overcame an obstacle in life. Whatever it is, write about it as it may help someone cope with whatever they are currently going through. Once you achieve this, you will see more people emulating what you do. They will take what they have learned from you and put it into practice in their own lives. This will serve as a great way to bring inspiration to your life.
Inspire Others To Write
You can inspire others by teaching them how to write. Teaching is a powerful gift and once mastered, the fruits can be harvested and enjoyed. If you manage to inspire even one person, it can be counted as an achievement as this person may go on to inspire others, and so on and so forth. In the end, the effect would be too vast to comprehend because you would have inspired thousands of people to write whether directly or indirectly. You will begin getting credit for inspiring great writers whom you didn’t even know looked up to you. Such little joys help to bring inspiration to your life.
Do not be afraid to write about things that are controversial or go against a certain class of people in the society. Take a bold step and bring these issues to light. Use the mighty pen, as it were, to shun any injustices that go on in society. Be it a starving village because of war, or a disease infested community due to illegal dumping of toxic waste, focusing on such issues brings awareness. In turn, help may be given to those affected as a result of your writing, and you would have saved many lives. Remember, not all heroes wear capes! You will end up seeing how your writing is affecting people’s lives on a daily basis thus bringing inspiration to yours.
It takes time for your writing to be recognized and to get a solid following. Success in writing doesn’t come overnight. With that being said, you need to be patient and always keep the candle burning. Never stop writing even if you got only one view on your last article, keep on writing and one day you will reap the fruits. One day your following will grow past your wildest expectations. People will look up to you to show them the way forward through you writing, you will be a leader in your community and will inspire others through writing.
Dedication is key in any endeavor. For you to succeed, you need to be dedicated to your craft, never stop practicing. Wherever, whenever, always worry about how you’ll improve from your last piece. With this type of commitment, you will soon find out that you’re getting better and better with time. As a result, you may find yourself with a huge fan base. The most vivid example of this is J. K. Rowling’s story of how she rose to stardom through the Harry Potter series. When the day comes, and people see how your dedication paid off you will experience a feeling like no other.
Every road has its hurdles, and you must not give up once you encounter a challenge. This can be said about most millennials as they are not amused by the thought of overcoming challenges. Resilience builds character. Overcoming challenges makes you stronger and equips you with first-hand knowledge on how to solve a particular problem. If you hit a writer’s block, that doesn’t mean that you should give up on that article or write in general. No. You must find a way around the problem and solve it as fast as you can. Overcoming challenges gives you a sense of victory at the end of the day, something to celebrate as you are the one that overcame that hurdle by yourself.
I hope that what I have highlighted can help you get more out of writing in terms of being able to inspire not only yourself but also others along the way. Always choose to be a pillar that other people can lean on and look up to when faced with great challenges. Assist them where you can through you writing and be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Nothing will bring you greater joy than watching someone else succeed as a result of something you wrote!