How To Have More Epiphanies

Train your brain to find inspiration everywhere.

Matt Lillywhite
4 min readOct 20, 2020


Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash

Epiphanies are life-changing.

They’re a beautiful moment of eureka when you finally put the puzzle pieces of a problem together. The entire world around you stands still as your mind races as at a thousand miles per hour. After all, it’s filled to the brim with endless amounts of inspiration.

I used to be lazy. I sat in my bedroom all day doing nothing. And whenever I encountered a momentary second of boredom, I’d quickly distract myself with video games or a movie. I hated being alone with my thoughts.

But now, I’m completely different. My environment has a big impact on my way of thinking. I adore long periods of deep thought and find massive inspiration in the smallest things.

People regularly comment that my work ethic and overall level of happiness has massively improved. And they’re totally correct. My life is so much better than it used to be. The reason? I’ve trained my brain to have a lot more epiphanies by finding inspiration wherever I look.

Here’s how you can do the same.

Push The Boundaries Of What You Think Is Possible.

If you spend your entire life in your comfort zone, you’ll never know what you’re genuinely capable of achieving. That’s why it’s important to push the boundaries of what you think is possible and embrace your discomfort zone.

I used to tell myself that it was impossible to write an article every day. I thought people who did that were superhuman productivity machines that could accomplish absolutely anything and everything.

But then, I realized that I was telling myself I couldn’t achieve something, without even giving it a go. So I decided to write an article in one day. Sure, it was difficult at first. But as I began doing it more often, writing articles more frequently became pretty easy. Now, it’s second nature.

You’ll never know if you’re capable of achieving something unless you try. So pick an inspiring goal, and then do your best to achieve it. For example, if a task normally takes two hours, try to complete it in one. Although you may not finish in that timeframe, you’ll…



Matt Lillywhite

I'm trying to visit 100+ countries. You can find my work in Publishous, Mind Cafe, and other publications on Medium.