For a couple weeks I have been thinking about things that inspire me and the power of inspiration in life. Inspiration can carry the weaker of teams to victory in sports. It can lead an army to victory over a much more powerful foe. Being inspired can enable the simplest of people to climb to the pinnacle of success.
But what is it that inspires? It could be a photo, a romantic story, a team victory or any number of events that cause us to take action. Many times inspiration is found in an unexpected or tragic event or death. However one finds inspiration it is a very powerful force and should be sought after.
My question for you: are you inspired? Do you take time to look for inspiration? Sometimes inspiration happens unexpectedly, but were you aware that you can exercise your ability to be inspired? What I mean is you can put into practice habits that will give you a better opportunity to find and stay inspired!
Habits that will help you stay inspired:
- Reading inspirational quotes and writings
- Outdoor exercising
- Practice being Open-Minded
- Practice being an inspiration to others
- Experiencing new activities
- Nature walks
- Practice patience
- Sit and watch
Often times I find people sit and wait for inspiration to find them. And this works effectively in certain moments, although it can take up considerable time. But many times we need to stop and examine our lives to see what we can do differently to change our situation and encourage more inspirational occurrences. And when we do this we change our perspective which, in turn, opens our eyes to an entirely new world. It is only when you “make the familiar strange and the strange familiar” that one can find inspiration where once it was not found.
Each and every day I try to look at life from a new vantage point, to not make assumptions or have predetermined opinions or expectations. To let life unfold before me and appreciate it as it does. Don’t rush through life, because you just might miss your inspiration!