Anger, discomfort, frustration. These are just a few feelings that compel someone to change.
It’s why some of the most successful pockets of training centers in the world are dingy, as outlined in The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle.
The young people who are developing their skills want to get out, to some place else.
So they work hard.
Children who are already training in beautiful centers with the best facilities and conditions, more often than not, already feel like they have arrived.
Even if they spend a lot of time developing their skills, they often don’t push that extra 5% needed to reach their full potential.
Or if you bring the idea back to something more mundane…
If there is something stirring inside you, something specific, you are compelled to get it down on paper.
It’s not about needing negativity.
But many of the best writers do their best work when there is something unresolved in them.
After all, intriguing story comes down to one thing: Conflict.
If there is no conflict in a story, it is boring.
In fact, it means there is no story.
And if you’re not a writer, you can still look for unresolved conflict in your own life.
You might be okay on the surface.
If you’re fine with that, then fine.
But I’m willing to bet if you dig a little deeper, you will find something to compel you into action.