英会話・英語 アミック Do you have a muse?
Many successful creatives attribute their success to a “muse”. This can be a person or a personified force which gives inspiration to an individual. There are many factors which are attributed to success, natural talent, passion, skills and luck. Such a topic has been exposed to a great many academic theorising and research. The “muse” gives an outlet of explanation to things which we find very difficult to define. There is an element of superstition involved, which has persisted through centuries of successful artists, creatives and business people. Originating from Greek mythology, when Goddesses could favor those who pleased them with extraordinary gifts. The gifted would claim that without their “muse” they would not have gained, or would lose the success which they obtained. However, skeptics would argue that a “muse” is simply a construct of the person’s imagination – a subconscious outlet creating an awareness of the situation, or the world, which allows them to exploit their chosen route. Although we have many different methods which are recommended to be successful, none are a guarantee of success. There certainly seems to be an element of success which has eluded our definition and practical application.