Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso

Inspiration has always had an air of romance, personified best by the nightingale that swoops down to John Keats in his famous ode. Inspiration does come to us in — what often seem like — fleeting moments, but as the quote from the great 20th century painter Pablo Picasso implies, that does not mean that there is no effort  required in the process. Great ideas and opportunities for success do not deliver themselves at your door. Both Keats and Picasso worked tirelessly at their crafts, and only a fraction of that work is celebrated by the public.

Be inspired, and take the opportunity to reflect, experiment, and see where inspiration takes you — but work at it. If you’re questioning your efforts, check out the following video on achieving success. It’s inspiring!