It doesn’t matter how passive, mellow or diffident you are. Inside you still beats a furious, if quiet, heart, that once in a while…
Maybe someone important to you has asked you to rise to the challenge. Maybe you’re tired of going out with a whimper. Maybe you’re just wired on caffeine. Maybe it comes from nowhere explicable at all.
But once in a while, you are amped. Your blood vessels are adrenaline cataracts and you are overcome with the delirious joy of productive aggression!
This wonderful state can be a springboard to wonder, even if you don’t have it often, as long as you push it when it comes. If you cause enough destruction creation when you’re an energized Hulk, you will see the results when you’ve calmed down into your usual meek Bruce Banner self, and you will be stunned. And if you can do it once, you can do it again. And learn to do it at will.
Here’s a little trick. If all of a sudden you feel hyper-productive at night, don’t sleep on it. Don’t let yourself get away with not acting if you really want to. Reach out, do something, make proof. Write something down, prepare an email, make the purchase. Ride the wave as long as possible and draw in as many people as you can to surf with you. You might lose sleep, but you’ll feel more rested.
This is, I feel, what we are supposed to do with inexplicable, sudden blessings. Take them and run very far, very fast. It’s easy enough to feel ineffective for no reason. If anything at all brings you to the opposite state, you owe it to yourself to demonstrate your potential and leave a profound, positive mark behind.
We focus so much on how to be productive when the Muse isn’t smiling upon us that sometimes we forget what to do when she finally does.