What Inspires You

Serene Sunday – finding what inspires you can bring you serenity.

Inspiration is often defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do something or to feel something. Inspiration is often thought of in relation to something creative. When I think of inspiration, I think of something that gives a little push to someone to get them to take a leap. It is important to find out what inspires you to do your best and to move forward. Sometimes, life gets hard and when it does, work must continue, life must continue, family responsibilities must continue. Perhaps it is when life gets hard inspiration is most crucial. When life is hard and you are afraid, you must put on your big girl panties and your fake it until you make it dress, dig deep, find your inspiration and move.

Some sources of inspiration are common to all human beings:

  • survival
  • satisfy hunger
  • need to take care of one’s children
  • desire for continued employment
  • sense of pride

If you do not know what inspires you, sit down, look back over the course if your life and see what if was that kept you going, those things are your inspiration. Look back over the course of your life at the times you took a chance and did something new and exciting. The thing that pushed you to do it was your inspiration. If you have ever accomplished something when everyone around you was telling you it couldn’t be done or couldn’t be done by you, the thing that pushed you to get it done was your inspiration.

Each of us has things that inspire us. What inspires me will not necessarily inspire you. For example, I am inspired by:

  • my faith in God
  • desire to please my husband
  • desire to see my children smile

 

 

 

Whatever it that inspires you, hold onto it and treasure it. The things that get you going and keep you moving are your treasures, they are precious commodities. Identify them and keep them close so you can pull them out when needed. So, the question for you this serene day is what inspires you?

31 thoughts on “What Inspires You”

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  5. I am inspired by the success and happiness of others. It brings me so much LIFE and energy to see someone else doing well. It doesn’t just inspire me to do well for myself, though, it makes me want to help others get to that point of experiencing that contentment.

  6. That is a nice story to hear and a great victory for you. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. Thanks for sharing this story with me and with my readers.

  7. You are so right–this is something that I realized back in February when I was thinking of some of my favorite songs as a child. I noticed that the even then the songs that I liked the most were ones that spoke of faith and perseverance. Even people that I looked up to, favorite TV shows and books–everything. And without even knowing it, I’ve held onto that as I grew older. It really is what got me through and continues to get me through life even today. I love this — thanks for sharing!

  8. On Jan 1, 2012, I had 7,000 words written in a book about the 86-87 Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s basketball team. We had a hard deadline of Feb 4, and I was about to give up. I told Roy Marble that I’d write 3,000 words that day and if they weren’t any good, I was pulling the plug.

    Well, that first day turned out okay, so I did it again. After two months of writer’s block, I’d found my stride and seemed to be able to bang out my daily word count without trouble. It was hard work, but the chapters were interesting.

    I ended up writing 45,000 words in 21 days and was sick for three of them. We launched the book at the Feb 4 Penn State game and it has done fairly well, selling over 1300 copies thus far.

    I would have never imagined I could produce at such a prolific rate, but I was wrong. It has changed my perception of my own abilities. That month continues to inspire me.

    Good post. I enjoyed it. Now, back to writing. 🙂

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