If you ask 100 people what inspires them most, 99 of them will mention something like a rainbow, or the Rocky Mountains, or the sound of baby birds chirping …. but what is truly inspiring is something that motivates you to set your own ‘personal achievement bar’ higher so that you may improve your life.
Take a moment to take a second look at your life; what inspires you to make changes that will improve your attitude, or your health, or your relationships with family and friends? This change could mean freedom from negative self talk, or perhaps eating fruit rather than candy bars, or maybe it’s letting go of insisting you are right – being more flexible?
I have an 88 year old friend who is always in a most delightful mood. She reminds me to lighten up. That’s inspiring. I have a neighbor who is as fit as a well tuned fiddle; he inspires me to take my daily 5 mile walks. That’s inspiring. My mail carrier is so easy to chat with; he is always asking delightful questions and is very open minded with any topic of conversation (including politics and religion). That’s inspiring.
What inspires you, if you consider inspiration from a pragmatic point of view?