If you take a look around you, there are so many things that can spark inspiration and motivation in our everyday lives. Other individuals and the situations that we encounter in life all have ways of making an impact on us if we choose to let them.
The word inspiration means to be compelled or motivated to do something and the source of our inspiration can literally come from anywhere and anyone. Inspiration is an idea that sparks something within us and encourages us to act. Sometimes I actually seek inspiration and other times it just occurs naturally, in fact most of the time it’s the latter.
One of my biggest goals in life is to continuously strive to be the best possible version of myself that I can be. I am always striving for growth and to change and/or break habits and ways that no longer serve me. Constantly trying to better myself has brought me peace and has created a better balance and sense of harmony in my life. There are definitely days that I don’t feel as inspired, but somewhere down the line, something always sparks it again.
When I encounter a rough situation, or hurdle, I try to see how I can learn from it, what meaning that particular situation has for my life. Though difficult, I try to ask myself what is this challenging time trying to tell me? What am I to learn from this? Maybe I was to learn patience, acceptance, boundaries, whatever it may be, it inspires me to want to be and do better. Unfortunate circumstances can really bring someone down, it’s definitely happened to me before and still does, but I know how powerful the mind is…mind over matter.
Some of you may notice that when I blog, I tend to not put too much personal information into my work. When you read a blog post of mine, you will see some personal reference here and there, but overall I speak towards the general public. What may come as a surprise is that every single one of my blog posts is actually closely tied to me in some way. I indirectly talk about topics that either are happening, or did happen in my life. Each of my posts is a topic that has touched me in some way. My biggest inspiration for coming up with blog posts is to write about a recent situation, or encounter with someone else, these help me come up with blog post ideas.
Take some time to look around you. Take note of the people and situations you encounter, they often have a message for us. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Be inspired!