Finding Inspiration

Inspiration gives us the magical gift of possibility.

When the first man landed on the moon he didn’t get there because he just fell into space travel. He got there because at some point in his life before making those life changing steps, he felt inspired. He felt that glimmer of possibility that he could do it. Surrounding yourself with inspiration will give you that feeling of ‘I can’ even on those days that you feel like you’re just saying it instead of believing it.

How can you find inspiration?

The internet and social media has received some bad press over it’s negative effects during the last few years. Although this isn’t false information, there is something to say about the power of the internet to connect you with other people, either seeking their own inspirational or inspiring others to believe in themselves.

If you haven’t heard of them already, TED talks are a great way to feel inspired. Listen to stories of how people have overcome hurdles and challenges life has thrown at them or see if someone has similar goals to you and take in how they overcame their own self doubt. One talk that we would recommend is ‘Try Something New for 30 days’ by Matt Cutts. We don’t want to give out any spoilers but it makes you rethink about building new habits and reaching short-term goals.

Community, start to build a community of people who share similar interests of goals to yourself. The easiest way to do this might be through social media, filling your feeds with the achievements and the journey of others might help to boost that inspiration and give you ideas on how to goal set. However, without a doubt, if you’re able to physically join a group, like a local class or meeting or form a partnership with a family member or friend. Having that physical connection with one or more people, will not only help you be accountable for moving towards your goals but will add an invaluable support network that will be your biggest cheerleaders when you need it most.

What to do when you have the inspiration?

If you’ve gained the inspiration, what do you do with it? Make a plan (which is what this course is for!).

Sometimes, people find it useful to take an action that makes it “real”. Sign up for that race, make it known between friends and family you’re working towards something. This helps to make your goal tangible, it becomes real. It might seem unreachable at the beginning but making it real is the first step on the path of achieving it.