Inspiration is Everywhere
What inspires you? What keeps you going? Do you seek a higher power or are there people in your immediate circle of influence who you inspire you?
I’m inspired by many different things, people and everything in between. I love quotes – they keep me going. Many motivational speakers, authors and historic figures give me the added push I need. Some include Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Mark Victor Hansen, Jim Rohn, just to name a few. Most important, my family, especially my children, inspire me to always strive for my best, even on those days when I don’t feel inspirational.
Fairly recently, I’ve been on the receiving end of inspiration, and I’m speechless. Never did I think I influence others. Seriously, it may sound ridiculous, crazy, naive…but, in all honesty, for a long time, I didn’t see myself as someone who inspires others. I just see myself as a woman doing her best every day and creating an amazing life for my family. I’m very modest, humble, and someone who does NOT like the spotlight. I’m a behind-the-scenes type of gal…willing to let others shine. So, I’m always amazed when I get notes from others or hear that I have made a difference in someone’s life.
It’s the truth.
For me, I look at myself as someone who’s plotting along, doing what I need to do to succeed. I think the best way for me to explain is I don’t think I’m anyone special. I have a belief that we all possess a common sense trait that we should use. I believe we all have the ability to succeed at whatever we desire, if we are willing to put in the work.
I’m no stranger to hard work. I do my best to put my best foot forward at all times. I’m a work in progress; willing to learn. I love learning…learning from others who can help me be a better person. Others who are willing to show me the way, without doing it for me. I am willing to put in the time, the effort, the sacrifice, the ridicule. I don’t or rather, I won’t take the easy way out. I want to know that everything I’ve accomplished was because I put my all into it. Done by my hard work.
I love to work with and be around others who aren’t strangers to hard work. Those who are willing to get into the trenches with me, get a little dirty, and come out clean on the other end. Those who are willing to delay the instant gratification for the long-term gratification. I love to surround myself with positive, people. The people who inspire ME to be a better person.
Make a Difference
It really doesn’t take much to inspire others. Eye contact is so key. Say hello to someone; hold the door open; let someone go ahead of you; pay for someone’s coffee…the possibilities are endless. Yes, pay it forward. Make a difference; inspire.
Inspiration is Everywhere