“Who is your inspiration?”, is the question we usually ask to someone who just achieved something great. Does it mean if we want to be successful we need to get Inspiration from others?
What is Inspiration?
Dictionary meaning is “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative“. “A sudden brilliant, creative, or timely idea“.
Inspiration is not just one time thing, we need to get inspired frequently and for different things in our life. It is not something only to achieve fame and name or to achieve great things. When we are stuck halfway, feeling low or depressed, we need to get motivated and also get inspiration so that we can move forward and get on track.
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”– Zig Ziglar
Willingness to pursue is the first step and inspiration is the booster to complete it and to be success. Inspiration is all around us, we can get inspired any time and by any means. We can get inspired by reading, watching or listening about some of the great or simple achievements around us, it can be a creative invention, can be about helping hand, can be hardworking individual or many more. We are surrounded by inspiring people and activities, we just need to be open minded to see and consume it. And if we need, we can get inspiration from,
Quotes from great personalities always inspire and provide that boost to do great things. We can read quotes online, books or on social media.
Books are the best carriers of inspiration. History, fiction, fantasy, inventions, discoveries, so many things to get inspired. Reading autobiography of someone related to our passion will be a great inspiration. You can read that even the great personalities were normal, had same challenges, ups and downs as part of their life, but it is how they overcame and achieved greater things that makes them inspiring.
Movies inspire us in many ways. They convey so many stories, carries various emotions, and take us to different world with visual wonders. Movies make us laugh, cry, sad, love, think and even learn. When watching movies we will dive into that frame of mind and get emotionally connected. We come out of that mindset and can carry that emotion and get inspired to achieve or make a difference for the betterment of self and others. So, when you need some inspiration, select a great movie that suits you, watch and get inspired.
Listening to Inspirational speakers is another source to get our dose of inspiration. TED Talks has vast library of inspirational videos. There are so many videos about environment, culture, current affairs, inventions and so on, watching those can inspire us and initiate that thought process within us to do something better or achieve great things.
Inspiration can be from any where, no age limit, no geographical limit, we just need to be open to get inspired and follow that to pursue our passion and make sure to deliver it. Success and failure can be measured later. Initiation and execution will be the first step and inspiration is the fuel for that.
We can be inspiration to others as we grow in our life, and achieve great things. Doing good and being good is enough to inspire someone. Let’s get inspired and also inspire others, it is circle of life GET inspired – USE inspiration – BE an inspiration.
Let me know your greatest inspirations in comments section, it may inspire others too.