This is a reprint of a post I wrote almost a year ago. The topic seems exceptionally relevant to me and several of my friends right now, so I thought I would share it again.
It is an individual and curious quest that sends us each on our path to finding inspiration. Yet once found, it opens a world that few would have imagined previously. We all know that somewhere inside of us we have unique abilities, talents, skills, whatever you chose to call them. I’ve recently come to believe that it is discovering what truly inspires us that leads us to uncovering those hidden abilities. I know that there are many different things that inspire me on a daily basis sometimes as simple as a sunny day, a smile on my kids faces or a tweet from one of my friends/mentors/educators on Twitter. The list goes on and on and at the moment that they pass my consciousness they mark themselves as sparks to be remembered. My problem is that I forget and become complacent, failing to act on the sparks of inspiration that wind themselves through my daily life.
In exploring the directions I want my life to take, I am realizing that I really need to start paying more attention to the things that inspire me. That the failure to follow the occasional flights of fancy that make me sit up and take notice is becoming a roadblock on the pathway to my dreams. I need to learn to put more faith in inspiration to guide me in taking the correct fork in the road that will lead to the center of my passions. So that now is my mission – follow my instincts, discover my inspiration and follow them both to my passion. It will not be an easy road, changing old bad habits never is, but it is one that I hope will make my life an inspiration to others. And isn’t that what life should be about, bringing joy, inspiration and light to others? What inspires you? And how can you use it to improve the vision and focus on your passion and dreams?