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Re: Where the inspiration comes from ?

by marlowe (Beadle)
on Mar 15, 2002 at 05:33 UTC ( #151906=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Where the inspiration comes from ?

I find my inspiration comes from two very distinct sources:

1) a desire to help friends

2) a refusal to believe something can't be done

The first one is self-explanatory. I listen to friends and co-workers' needs, I wish I had something to do this or that. Then I run with it. I find by making their lives easier, it makes mine easier. My coding skills improve and they are more willing to help me through various stumbling points

The second one is a simple matter of pride. I love a challenge. If someone says something can't be done, I immediately look for a way to do it. You would be suprised how many extra ideas pop into your head when you are setting out to do the impossible.

I find mediation helps me focus my inspirations into functioning projects. Allowing ideas to flow without outside interference leads you in directions you could never imagine.

When faced with the impossible, act like you can't fail. When going after Moby Dick, bring along the tartar sauce.

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