Have you ever been up really late at night and come up with what you thought was an absolutely brilliant idea? Something you were going to do or say or start?
Then, in the morning, you wondered how you could ever have imagined such a thing, so you decide not to pursue it?
Come on, I can’t be the only one!
Well, whether I am or not, I’m going to write my thoughts about it…
As best I can tell, those late night sessions when we are operating in a state that we might typically refer to as delirium, are really inspiration at it’s best. To be inspired, after all, is to be “in spirit”. You know, like that fuzzy feeling you get when your thoughts are flowing and you imagine yourself doing amazing things because nothing is impossible for you. Limitation is a joke…defeat is impossible…anything less than extraordinary is simply out of the question!
Well, I don’t know why, but <Yawn> that always seems to happen to me really late at night. It’s not that I haven’t had plenty of inspired moments during regular business hours, it just seems to really kick into turbo speed for me after the clock strikes midnight.
If you have experienced what I’m talking about, then you also know that feeling of waking up to the noise and distraction of the following morning and thinking to yourself that you were just a little too loopy the night before. Even a little embarrassed at the brash manner with which you formulated your revolutionary concepts.
It’s almost as if we’re all conditioned each day upon rising to fall back into the snares of mediocre thinking and limited ideas. We become mere mortals again, incapable of giving that powerful and persuasive speech at work, or starting that project that will launch our own business, or making the conscious decision to become the greatest version of ourselves that could ever possibly exist.
We become comfortable with the status quo and the life less dramatic, albeit less fulfilling as well.
What’s up with that?
Instead of the road most traveled, what if we actually acted on those whacky late night ideas more often? Think about it…what if you took yourself up on it the next time you concocted some masterful plan at 2:30am on a Tuesday? How would it change your life…or at the very least your Wednesday?
You know I’m thinking? I’m thinking, “Let’s do it!” Let’s just get crazy with this thing! If my hunch is correct, and those dizzying sessions in the darkest hours are truly times of divine connection for all of us, then why wouldn’t we act on them?
If you did take action, it might just be the beginning of your monumental breakthrough. That spark you were looking for to light the fire inside you and drive you toward excellence. You could start to achieve things that before seemed unlikely or even impossible. It could take you to the next level and beyond in all areas of your life. You just might change the world! Listen to yourself in those times when you aren’t sleeping…pay attention to the way you think of yourself when the limitations of the ordinary day have been stripped away.
You just might discover what it is you are totally passionate about, and uncover the exact steps that you need to take to start making that your real life. So what do you say? Are you with me?
Okay, I better get to bed…