What inspires me in life

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Inspiration is something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create. Nevertheless, I think and believe that there is much more to this word. Inspiration is something that motivates you to be better and do better.

Different things inspire different people. There is so much inspiration in this world and I think it’s crucial you know what inspires you.

To me, my greatest inspiration is God because I know he has reasons and plans for forming me. 

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts, and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. (AMP Version)


Jeremiah 29:11 
Here are 10 things that inspire me

Ambition can be defined as being eager or hungry to aspire and accomplish something; it is one thing I can’t get enough of. When I read about people who are full of ambition, it gets me excited and inspired. Especially those who have achieved a lot and continue to push for more out of choice. For me, it is an attractive trait for anybody to have. And it keeps me going even when I don’t feel like continuing after having a bad day.


My past is a form of inspiration to me because I look at it in the right context. A lot of people see their past as a bad place they never want to return to; some obese over it so much they are still living in it. And their present actions reflect that. 

But when I see the past, even the parts I don’t like, I use it as a source of inspiration.

Doing new things

I am the type of person who rearranges my room every 6 months or so because I can get bored with the layout if it stays for a long time. I like trying something in a new way, with a new approach, a new idea, etc. Doing something new is a source of inspiration to me, too much of the same can eventually get too mundane.   


Challenges can be very hard in life. If you are not the most enthusiastic about challenging yourself constantly, then it may not be a source of inspiration for you.

For me, being challenged and going out of my way to push to the next level is inspiring.

Sometimes life needs changes because things have become stale or too predictable. Challenges break that mould, and the ideas and excitement that come with it create inspiration.

My parents 

Love is an amazing thing; the support and respect and magic that it provides never fails. The love, support, and hard work from my mum to raise, shelter, educate and nurture me are commendable and I know I am lucky to have her. Her love for me inspires me to keep pushing in life. 


Everywhere I have lived or find myself in this life I have had great friends around me. They have helped me through tough times and celebrated with me in good times. They have shown me the kind of love that exists through respect and mutual adoration. Their love inspires me.  


There are a lot of people who need help in our world and there are a lot of people out there doing their best to give it to them. Every time I see someone working hard to create change, reach out to the less privileged, and make life better for people I am inspired and honored to be part of the things that I can be.


I don’t necessarily mean religion, although that is part of it. The faith I’m talking about here is the ability to have faith when times are hard. Faith that I will win; faith that life will move on and things will be fine in some way, somehow, even when it doesn’t seem like it at the time. That is inspiring and it inspires me a lot.


To me, adventure is an exciting and remarkable experience. I love visiting new places that I have never been to before, seeing new things. It inspires me. What gives me inspiration is enjoying the calmness of Gods creation. I like hills, green vegetations which opens my heart to my inner creativity. It helps see pattern in Gods design that surrounds us.


You know that look on someone’s face when they are smiling and their eyes are bright and their body language is open and jovial; that full of happiness is inspiring to see. It’s awesome. It’s contagious and also inspiring. Those happy moments, those beautiful smile inspires me.  

These are the things that inspires me; what inspires you?

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31 Things That Inspire Me

As I count down to my 31st birthday I’m thinking about how awesome my life is. Things aren’t always roses and sunshine – but that’s life man – and I know that when I’m able to take a step back and think about all that I have, I’m lucky.

So, without order or priority here is a list of things and people that inspire or have inspired me in my life. I hope that maybe they inspire you too and that you’re as lucky as I am.

1. Love: In any and all contexts, love is an amazing thing. The support and respect and magic that it provides never fails.

2. Community: When a group of people comes together because they like something, believe in something, support something or want to create positive change I am inspired and want to be part of something great as well.

3. My Parents: Their love and support and hard work to raise, shelter, educate, push and nurture me is commendable and I know that I am lucky to have them.

4. My Friends: No matter where I have lived in my life I have had great friends around me. They have helped me through tough times and celebrated with me in good times. They have shown me the kind of love that exists through respect and mutual adoration.

5. My Granny: She was a great lady who loved and was loved. I miss her still and always will. She (and my gramp) took me in when I needed them and showed me love in a hard time when I was just a kid trying to figure things out. She was funny and kind and tough and caring – we were all lucky to know her.

6. Music: Great songs move people. The creativity and talent that it takes to make music amazes me in a wonderful way.

7. Great Writing: I don’t care what the subject matter is. Great writing makes me want to write and makes me want to be a better writer. Writing isn’t just a gift or something people are good at, it’s hard work and I am inspired by great writers who continue to work hard at their craft.

8. Story Telling: Whether it’s done in song, writing, movies, TV or told to a small group of friends around a camp fire with drinks in hand – I love story telling and the passion and laughter and emotions that come with it.

9. Charity: There are a lot of people who need help in our world and there are a lot of people out there doing their very best to give it to them. Every time I see someone working hard to create change or make life better for people I am inspired and honoured to be part of the things that I can be.

10. Batman: Yes he’s a fictional comic book character, but he’s more than that. Now he is legend. He is immortal in our culture and the stories and humanity and emotion that have been written and told are layered and real and deep and flawed – just like real life.

11. Perseverance: Life ain’t easy man. It knocks us down and drives us backwards. But when people decide that they won’t let that stop them, when they pick themselves back up and move forward towards their dreams and goals – that’s inspiring!

12. Leadership: Great leaders bring something to the table that you sometimes can’t put your finger on. Their passion and trust and respect and ability to bring people together and get them to work towards a common goal is amazing.

13. Sport: I’m not talking about sports individually. I’m not talking about hockey or baseball or basketball, I’m talking about the spirit of sport – the perseverance and drive and desire and hard work that it takes to be the best and compete and practice to be better because you love something.

14. People Who Smile At Strangers: I don’t really know how to explain this one. It just is. I know nobody is in the mood to smile all the time. But people who have smiles available when they pass strangers on the sidewalk – they are awesome.

15. Teachers: I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to teach me and my classmates back in the day. We were trouble makers and smart asses and we were there every single friggin’ day. I’m pretty sure kids have been like that forever. Good on the people who choose to dedicate their lives to helping us learn something.

16. Volunteer Coaches: Whether you coach hockey, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, swimming, debate, chess, tennis or track & field – you inspire me. Much like teachers, it takes something special to want to give your time to a bunch of other people’s kids and help them to become better at something. It takes time and heart and patience that not all of us have.

17. Emergency Service Professionals: Police, Fire, EMS – whichever. If you put your life on the line on a daily basis to help protect and save lives you are a story of inspiration. And I thank you for everything that you do.

18. Art: I’m not visually artistic. I don’t have a keen eye for the details that make fine art fine. But I know that there are people out there who have amazing abilities to look at a blank canvas or wall or computer screen and see the potential that it has. You all make me wish I could do it too.

19. Beauty: I’m not talking about people as an example. I’m talking about the little things that are beautiful. Flowers and sunshine and the way nature presents pictures to us in real life that sometimes can’t be translated into photographs or paintings.

20. Web Developers: I’ve tried to learn a little bit of code and I know that it’s something I could probably learn more of. But to see people who can punch the keys and write the code and create a website that I want to spend time sifting through is pretty amazing.

21. Dreams: I’m talking about the kind of dreams that people work towards in their life. Travel and careers and homes and creating things – seeing people go after their dreams is inspiring.

22. Healthy People Who Live Life: Some people seem to take their health so seriously that they forget to have fun. Some people neglect their health so much you think their fun might kill them. But those people who can mix the 2, who have fun with their friends and live their lives and make healthy choices along the way inspire me to make decisions that are better for me.

23. Entrepreneurship: The decision to strike out on your own with an idea and plan and something to provide to the world is a tough one. And sticking with it, employing other people and making it work is both exceptional and inspiring.

24. Faith: I don’t necessarily mean religion, although that is part of it. I mean the ability to have faith when times are hard. Faith that right will win. Faith that the sun will rise and life will move on and things will be okay in some way, some how, even when it doesn’t seem like it at the time. That is inspiring.

25. Farmers: They are often unappreciated. They work hard. They don’t get rich. They provide the food and fuel that we need to survive. I’ve seen it first hand and it’s pretty awesome when you put it in perspective.

26. Survival: When times get hard, and I’m not talking about 1st world problem hard, I’m talking about war and abuse and famine – the people who survive and triumph and never give up are more amazing than they know.

27. Differences: There are a lot of awesome things about people. And one of them is that we aren’t all the same. We like different things, think different things, believe in different things – and for the most part we have it in us to come together and live. Our differences are a great thing.

28. Forgiveness: Sometimes in life people don’t get along. Sometimes it’s because of differences. Sometimes people make hurtful decisions. Whatever the case, the ability to forgive and move on and live our lives is something special and when it happens fully, without resentment – it is special.

29. Happiness: You know that look on someone’s face when they are smiling and their eyes are bright and their body language is open and jovial – that full on happiness is inspiring to see. It’s infectious. It’s awesome.

30. Clarity: Those moments when all the thoughts of the world and your job and stress and life just disappear and you can think about the bigger picture and what’s important in your life. I’m thankful for those moments and what they bring. There is inspiration to be found in those moments.

31. The Internet: It’s true that it’s not all made up of cat videos and rainbows and hugs – but even still, the internet is so full of possibilities and information and amazing things that I can’t help but be inspired by it.

There we have it. A list of 31 things that inspire me in my life and make me want to live it the best that I can for me. That means something different to all of us, and that’s totally okay. Heck, it’s even inspiring!

Be awesome out there friends – we can continue to inspire each other and live great lives.

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Inspiration: 12 sources of inspiration


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Inspiration is a special state of a person when he manages more, creates better, when his productivity goes off scale, and emotions and knowledge are harmoniously directed towards solving a specific task.

In moments of inspiration, a person can visit insight, he can easily convince anyone of the potential of his idea, this is the state of the highest rise, when much is possible.

But how to be inspired? Favorite work, as a rule, gives inspiration. But still there is no eternal source, it is necessary to regularly connect new resources that will motivate and inspire us.

The sources of inspiration for each person can be very individual. We've put together a few ideas for inspiration. These are not always easy paths, but they lead to the most impressive results.

  1. Out of comfort zone . If a person falls out of a familiar situation, he tries with all his might to return to the framework that has become convenient. But it is overcoming obstacles that allows you to look at the situation in a new way and see other opportunities.
  2. Cognitive dissonance is familiar to almost every person. At such moments, people experience psychological discomfort caused by a discrepancy between ideas, values, emotions ... Restoring spiritual comfort, a person inspires himself to new ideas.
  3. Love is the strongest source of inspiration. It can inspire a person to the most incredible deeds and deeds.
  4. Books - sometimes one phrase can lead to an interesting thought. And, unraveling the ball, a person builds a whole canvas of non-standard solutions.
  5. Travel – new emotions and impressions are always inspiration.
  6. Nature and long walks. Inspiration takes strength. To make up for them, you need to get out into nature.
  7. Communication with successful people is an experience of positive thinking and active actions. Admire their deeds and learn from their experience.
  8. Art . Theater, music, painting - they also bring inspiration. Especially useful for people whose activities require creativity.
  9. Family and children . A sense of kinship, a sense of support and closeness ... This is also love ... The family also inspires interesting decisions. Children, their successes and energy also inspire us.
  10. Sport and being healthy and looking good is also inspiring.
  11. The study of human nature . Understanding motives and knowing how emotions arise allows you to better understand yourself and others. By explaining external manifestations, you can inspire not only yourself, but also others.
  12. Memories can be different. And it is different memories that can inspire. Happy moments will give a positive attitude, and sad moments will allow you to rethink the past and start life from scratch.

And in conclusion, I would like to recall the words of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: "Inspiration is such a guest who does not like to visit the lazy. " And Gabriel Garcia Marquez absolutely agrees with him: "Inspiration comes only during work."

Inspiration for you, friends!

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    What can inspire you? Top Sources of Inspiration

    Like all writers, I can't help but think of inspiration and creativity from time to time. Inspiration is like a breath of fresh air for me and for the millions of people around the world who make their living in the creative field. I used to think that creativity is an innate trait, like charisma. But now, I have changed my point of view and I know that every person can develop creative abilities. The main thing is to be constantly looking for a source of inspiration, because our creativity and productivity depend mainly on mood and other emotional states.

    It often happens that talented people who are faced with a creative crisis, become discouraged and believe that their creative potential has already been exhausted. All writers, designers, musicians, and artists should know that random career ups and downs are completely normal.

    Every time my inspiration fades and I start to think it's all over, I explain to myself that it's nothing but fear. It's just the fear of losing talent and being left out in the cold. Some people prefer to wait until things return to normal, while others spend huge amounts of money on a round-the-world trip to catch the wave of inspiration again.

    Without a doubt, traveling is very useful and broadens one's horizons, but unfortunately not everyone can afford an effective method. There is no need to travel anywhere because inspiration is everywhere. I will try to prove that you can feed the imagination and the spirit simply by studying your surroundings. And find new sources of inspiration .

    1. Problems.

    I am not a psychologist, but I am very interested in solving various issues that make the life of mankind more meaningful and complex. Unlike many people who by all means try not to linger on difficult and sometimes even painful issues, I try to look at the problem from different angles.

    Psychologists say that difficulties, conflicts and dilemmas can serve as inspiration for strong moral and emotional personalities. When we focus on difficulties, we experience some stress. In addition to side effects, stress and emotional tension activate the human imagination and sharpen perception. These mental processes often find new and unusual ideas and make the mind more productive.

    2. Media.

    Whatever one may say, in our time, the media have become the main and constant source of inspiration for almost all people. Television and the Internet are full of electronic or audio books, music and films available to everyone. This material can kick-start when you feel like you're running out of ideas and help you get through your creative block.

    There is no need to torture yourself sitting in front of the computer and squeezing the last drops of creativity out of your head. If you don't have inspiration to write or draw at the moment, you should take a break for the sake of your success.

    It is better to spend the whole day listening to music and watching very expressive films that can leave a deep and lasting impression on you and even change your outlook on life. If that doesn't work, or if you feel like you've already seen all the good movies, surf the internet for a few hours and get over the situation.

    Just look at various blogs, articles and websites to find topics you are passionate about. But this does not mean that you are looking for information in order to copy or steal something interesting. As a professional, you must read everything thoughtfully to understand the true message, and let new ideas mature in your head.

    3. Rivalry.

    Competition, as a part of life, creates inspiration in our minds, because every person has a cherished desire to win the race and achieve success. In the course of the competition, your ambition will increase the performance of your brain. This means that your imagination begins to produce a large number of ideas that will help lead you to victory. The main thing is to learn how to deal with insecurities and fears, because someday they can harm you.

    4. People.

    Many geniuses and incredibly talented people are introverts by nature. They tend to wander in their inner world, trying to discover new depths of their subconscious and draw inspiration from them. I agree that this feature makes them unique, but it greatly limits their capabilities.

    As a creative extrovert, I can confidently say that the people around us can also inspire and motivate each other. When I deal with lack of inspiration, I go out and connect with people. We can talk for hours about how funny things are and how pressing issues are. Their words, points of view and actions often inspire me to write articles about my life, experiences, problems, goals and achievements.

    Each person, being a part of modern society, is a person who has his own vision of the world, values, traditions and way of life. Charisma can boost your inspiration one day and help you create a masterpiece. If you are in active communication with people - this activity inspires you, try to communicate with positive people for the sake of your well-being.

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    5. Feelings.

    Many creative people like to sip wine before or while trying to create something magical. They sincerely believe that the nectar of the gods will open the door to their rich creative world. I agree that alcohol can inspire us, help us discover our talents and turn us into thinkers, but regular and excessive use can ruin lives and become addictive.

    I think it's better to get inspiration from the senses. Feelings are an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Each person has the ability to experience the full range of feelings, from love, joy and gratitude to anger, hatred and resentment. I hope you have already noticed that both classical and modern literature has always been a reflection of human values, feelings and experiences. Even world famous poets wrote about love in their works. This means that love is what inspires people to live and create no matter what.

    6. Nature is a source of inspiration.

    I have already mentioned that almost all talented people are introverts. But where do introverts get their inspiration? They usually try to reconnect with nature, because green plants, leaves, animals and flowers are their inspiration. Instead of hanging out somewhere in clubs or exploring the city, they go out into nature to take a breath of fresh air and feel a new dose of inspiration.

    My best friend is a true nature lover. She says that the tranquility of nature, the songs of birds and the sounds help her reach inner peace and see reality in vivid colors.

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