Not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by something. It could be someone’s well put together outfit, an amazing quote, or getting out in nature. Life is filled with all kinds of inspiring people, places and ideas. Gleaming from these things can really take your personal development to a whole other level.
I have some really awesome people in my tribe and I’m all learning and growing from them. For example, one of my clients, and dear friends, wrote an amazing book on perseverance. Reading her story, it truly inspires me to continue going after my dreams and won’t settle when I hear the occasional “no”. I’m not just inspired by people I know, many times it is the people I don’t know, the celebrities, fashion designers or athletes that I follow. It’s always fascinating to me the hurdles and challenges it takes most people to get where they are.
Traveling and having different experiences, I would say, is one of my favorite things to do. One of the biggest parts for me is the inspiration I draw from the history of a place; the beauty of its architecture, terrain and culture. Most times I bring things back from my travels that I can continue to glean inspiration from. On a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa I was able to do just that. It’s truly one of the most notable places I’ve been and I came home feeling so inspired.
I am one of those people who love hearing an inspiring story or quote. Something about them always helps me transform any negative or unproductive belief systems into a more positive, “Can do” way of thinking. When I find a good quote or story, I am also the one that’s likely to share it. I figure if it inspired me, someone else would be blessed from it too…and 10 out of 10 times I’ve been right.
Inspiration can come in so many forms. Finding those things that inspire you can be valuable in living a fulfilled and happy life. Whether it’s getting out into nature, learning something new from an important person in your life or someone you don’t personally know but that inspires you. Then, there’s nothing like hearing a great inspirational story, speech or quote to add a little pep to your step. Whatever the way your inspiration comes, allow it to elevate and develop you.