Interestingly enough, I discovered this for myself while eating ice cream one day. Two days really. Many of you who know me personally know that i like candy ice cream, and things of the like. The first day I was "inspired" to eat ice cream, if there is such a thing. But rather than finish the quarter gallon, I decided to save some for another day, since I knew that I would have a long day ahead, I wanted to use the ice cream as an incentive to complete my goals that day. But when that day came, and I had completed my goals, I didn't want it, but ate it anyway merely for the fact that I had previously told myself that I would as a reward. But I couldn't help thinking that the ice cream would've tasted better had I eaten it all the first day instead of the second, because I was "in the moment". I think that inspiration works the same way.
How many times have you thought "I should write that book", "It would be a great idea to...", "What if i..." where you've had the inspiration to do something but second guessed yourself and said "later"? What did you do later? Did you do it? I know when I tell myself "later", I usually don't. What makes inspiration valuable is that fact that is so limited. That's why we must embrace it as it comes naturally. You can also train yourself to have inspiration as well by building the habit of repeating your inspired task on the daily basis. But when it comes naturally, that's when you have to use it, because when it's gone, it's gone. So seize the day. Carpe diem.