Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.

Haruki Murakami

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s advice here, from his 2005 book "Kafka on the Shore," reflects his own experience in life. Murakami was at a baseball game in 1978 when a slugger came up to bat. The player hit a double, and at that very moment, Murakami was inspired to write his first novel. He started it as soon as he got home that night, and today Murakami is an internationally acclaimed, bestselling author. He didn’t go to that game thinking about writing a book, though; it was an unexpected result. We can follow his lead by continually getting out and experiencing life — you never know when inspiration will strike.