Monday, March 5, 2018

Why do we need inspiration ?

There are times when we feel we can be so much more than what we are. We all long to overcome our limitations and reach for the stars. And that longing is awakened when we are inspired. Inspiration pushes us to look for possibility and completely changes the way we look at our capabilities. We feel as if we are ready to make a dent in the universe. It reminds us that we are much more than where we are at currently and propels us to take action to reach where we want to be.

When we hear the stories of people overcoming impossible odds to achieve what they want, we feel encouraged ourselves to take on the mountains stopping us. It makes us go from thinking we can do it to believing we will do it. When we hear a quote from an accomplished person, we get reminded of all the great challenges that person has overcome in their life and that again triggers possibility in our life. This what inspiration does to us. It gives us the encouragement to act in the face of limitations and doubt.

And when it strikes, you have to lock in that fleeting moment of inspiration. The way to lock in the inspiration is to act, act swiftly and daily to keep the momentum. Momentum begets more momentum and it keeps us inspired.

It also happens that our daily life will bring situations where we feel down and uninspired and then we need some encouragement to fill out and strengthen our mind to start again. But where do we get inspiration from? 

There are multiple ways - One of them is to read a few pages from the biography or autobiography of people who you find inspiring or listen to inspiring talks. There you find people like us who faced the same daily grind of life, but have done something to tell their tale to the world. But if you don't have that much time now - there is another way. You can read or listen to a quote from an inspiring person and then consider and think about that quote for a minute. Listen to a few - I'm sure you will have filled up with possibility to ready to take on the world again. 

Better yet, why not make it a daily practice so that we don't really wait till we go completely down to get inspired? 
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. --Zig Ziglar

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