Inspiration sparks the flame of motivation. It allows your mind to think of all the possibilities that are available. You dream. You process. You go forth.
This may be one of the most important things I learned in college, and no, I didn’t learn it in a classroom. Surprise!
There are a lot of things that I do and people that I interact with that give me the inspiration to go out and accomplish things. At the same time, there are a lot of variables that push me back to square one; things that ground me; things that discourage me.
Lucky for me, those aforementioned things that I do and people I interact with allow me to get back up and continue on my way. But things don’t just work themselves out, you have to make sure they work out, and your personal motivators help you get there. Those things and people put gas in your tank; they give you that extra push when you sit there staring at a computer screen wanting to smash your face into it.
So what’s the point of all this?
In your life there will be a lot of things that bring you down, your job is to find those people, those things, or whatever it is that inspires you to be whatever it is you’re shooting for; whatever you want to do, be it professional or personal; for work or recreation.
At the same time, be open to potential influences, even if they seem bad. Let them teach you something about who you are and that will lead you to finding out what you want to do, or not do, with your life
When something influences you and you get inspired, then the next day you get up and are motivated to go out and do whatever it is you’re thinking about, you’ll find out if that is a passion of yours or if you need to find a different path. But don’t get discouraged. Keep looking.