Johnson Cook

Atlanta tech investor. Entrepreneur.

Johnson Cook - Atlanta tech investor. Entrepreneur.

Exploit Your Moments of Inspiration


Hopefully you have regular moments in life when you are inspired to extreme levels. (If not, you are a robot and should do everything on this page.)   Maybe it’s when you watch the final scene of Rudy, or when you see your own children hug and make up after a fight, or when you take some time to watch a sunset and you think about all the blessings in your life, or… finally, one of my favorite – hearing just the right song on a run, in your car, or in church at just the right time when you really know there is more to life than we  understand.

Those moments are awesome and can’t be planned or expected… but in my experience, they can be exploited. ;)

Those moments of intense inspiration can create more positive energy and clear thinking than anything else. I’ve found that when I do have these moments of “inner fire” … I capitalize on it, and find something to do.   Whether it’s putting a blog post to paper, or starting a new group in the community, or creating a new product idea.  The goal is to see a big end goal with ultimate clarity, and DO SOMETHING to take the first step towards that end goal. Maybe it’s simply seeing where you want to be in 3 years personally or professionally and writing it down as a painted picture exercise, or maybe it’s coming up with an outline of how you are going to get there.

My challenge to you is to look for moments of extreme inspiration, and capitalize on them to better yourself.

Where do you find inspiration? How do you leverage it?


Category: Inspiration
  • Roland Mokuolu says:

    Great post!

    April 4, 2012 at 2:43 am
  • Jason Swenk says:

    I have learned that when you experience those moments in life of true inspiration that gets you into an amazing state, create an trigger to get you back into that state. For example, if you are watching Rudy and you are inspired at the end of the movie, pump your fist and whenever you want to get back there you can. You have to continual work that muscle and you can control your state.

    April 6, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    • Johnson Cook says:

      That’s right Jason! I think people are missing out on a lot of awesome stuff in life because they are inspired, but they forget to turn it into action. They spend too much time thinking and dreaming and not enough time being willing to fail.

      April 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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