Have you felt inspired lately? What inspired you?
By May 22, 2015 at 8:28 am 1,444 8 2
“I feel inspired!”
When was the last time you said that?
Your first response to that question might range from “often” to “are you kidding?” When you’re living with the ups and downs of a chronic condition, inspired may feel like a word that belongs in someone else’s vocabulary. What’s inspiring about medication and self-care regimens? Bad days, sometimes one on top of the other? Living with the limits that your chronic condition may be placing on your life?
My personal definition of inspire is to give someone a push forward in a positive direction. I do it with my clients, my friends, and myself. And an inspiration is whatever gives you that push. And inspiration is accompanied by positive emotions, including happy or excited, on one hand, or calm and confident on the other.
Here are some examples of inspiration. An account of someone who has overcome a challenge against what seemed like impossible odds. Music that makes you want to leap out of your chair and sing. Words from a leader that cause you to look at life in a different way. An athlete who sets a new record. A scientist who has pushed the limits of what was considered possible.
I recently wrote an article about inspiration. Here’s a link:
Now, I am interested in knowing what inspires you. Something you do? Read? Watch? Listen to? Do you have people in your life who inspire you?
Any sources of inspiration to share?