Inspiration changes with age and circumstance in life, what inspired you yesterday may not do so today. It doesn’t matter really, it’s about you on a very personal level, what moves you deep inside.
I’m not talking about the leaders of this world or perceived leaders that have these incredible stories of courage, strength and resilience that continue on under unbelievable circumstances, no I’m talking about you. What inspires you from day to day to get up and keep going?
I don’t know of anyone who consciously goes to Facebook each morning to check out an inspirational story to get you going.
Yes, you may come across one in your feed if you like watching them. Let’s face it some of them look staged, sad that even something so pure as inspiration can be exploited.
The dictionary definition of inspiration is cold and detached, as far as I’m concerned.
Inspiration is a noun
- The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
- A sudden brilliant or timely idea.
Every accomplishment today on earth is based on inspiration to some degree, inspiration is the starting point, whether it’s something we have read that moves us, an idea that evolves and changes the world or getting over a fear we have.
Get inspired by small things
Most action or motivation is created by inspiration of some degree, for it to work we must quiet the noise in our minds. That morning coffee or tea, sitting quietly alone in the cool morning air can be a very powerful time. It’s at that moment you decide what your day is going to be like, don’t underestimate its power. Are you going to pump inspiration into it? Are you going to look for inspiration in it?
This image below was taken while overseas, we were walking along a footpath at sunset. On the Esplanade I saw this backdrop, and a man intently reading his phone, sitting on a small wall. It was some distance away and I had to wait for a break in the traffic. It was one of those moments, I could have easily not taken it, my camera didn’t have the capability for the shot. However I took it anyway, because the image was imprinted in my mind. This was the result, it looks like a painting… sometimes it just works.
Not all of us I know have the luxury of sitting outside in the cool morning air, watching the steam rise from out hot drink, contemplating the day’s activities. Many are woken with a crying baby or wake up so early and have that morning cuppa on the run.
The point here is to find a moment to reset, to think about what inspires you, take note. It could be just sitting in traffic and all the cars in front of you have their signals all blinking in unison, let it register in your mind. Be aware of what is happening around you, no matter how small and insignificant it may appear. You may be the only one who witnesses it. Be inspired by simple random moments.
Take note today and see what inspires you, moves you, makes you act. When you lay in your bed tonight, think about the day’s events and count the inspirations you had. If you think you didn’t have any look harder tomorrow.
Inspiration a powerful motivator
Everything that exists today has been inspired to some degree, you can’t separate inspiration from it. Everything starts with an idea. What inspires you?
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. ~ Vince Lombardi ~