Finding inspiration can be fun and exciting—sustaining motivation from that inspiration is when it becomes tricky.
The first time I saw the movie The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I was immediately touched by the sheer determination of Jean-Dominque Bauby. The movie chronicled this man going through an awful health crisis (a stroke that leads to locked-in syndrome) and horrendous physical therapy challenges. He was trained on a way to communicate by way of blinking his left eye. Through this new method, he was able to write his memoir by painstakingly spelling out the words one letter at a time.
This fact has always fascinated me and I have used it as one of my motivators. Sometimes I find myself not being as productive as I should be during my writing time. I let distractions have their hold on me. I then think of the image of Monsieur Bauby lying in the hospital bed blinking furiously to create his work. Here I am with all of my faculties, which I should be putting to good use. Like my husband says, the mayor of Candy Crush Saga will live another day without me playing the game!