to come into our lives directly on only the rarest of occasions. Even
the most driven of people find it nice have an outside voice to remind
them of what they're striving for, but the problem is a lack of
If you've been lucky enough to have a fantastic
teacher or role model that you know in person, you understand how
uplifting and encouraging it can be to hear their message. Their voice
can spur you toward new and exciting achievements, and remind you of
the vast horizon of possibilities that exist in our world.
our lives are strewn with white noise and static, and that inspiration
is probably in your life for but a fraction of your time.
you're dead set on losing weight, every day you probably drive by
numerous fast food restaurants.
If you're trying a raw food diet, it
wouldn't be too challenging to find an acquaintance who'll regale with
a story about the time his cousin Larry gave up meat and became deathly
ill after 6 months.
spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
The same goes for career changes, and most positive
life improvements, great and small.
The world is full people
fully content to be mediocre, and they're only too happy to know that
they're doing what everyone else is doing.
Mediocrity is blasted over
the airwaves and gossiped over in work lunch rooms. There are no words
of inspiration here, but merely pleasant banalities and the slow poison
of doubt that will sap your will to strive.
If you're not
careful, the deafening roar of mediocrity can overwhelm you and
infiltrate your own thoughts. Before long you'll find yourselves
spouting the collective ambivilence about the state of things, your
goals long forgotten.
Without a new hit of inspiration, you
might find your passionate drive toward your goals has faded to a slow
meander, or reversed entirely.
Luckily, we live in a world rich with resources, and just because
whoever is producing your meaningful words of inspiration is absent
from the hustle and bustle of your life, it doesn't mean that you can't
hit of passion.
Integrating Words of
Inspiration Into Your Life
You'll never escape that roar of static noise, but you can add some
Beethoven to the mix.
Every day, spend at least a half hour listening to, watching, or
reading something you find inspiring.
I'd suggest a large,
alternating catalog of material, as single sources
tend to lose their potency over time.
eating a healthy raw food diet should especially be aware of
It's very likely that you'll see no one else in your area that eats as
you do, so you should substitute some canned inspiration at regular
Several people like to listen to Dr. Douglas Graham's
various audio and video talks to keep them on track. His books also
Inspiration: What They've Done For Me
spent much of my life overweight, depressed, and convinced that I
wasn't really good at anything worthwhile, it's a bit shocking to see a
lithe, athletic, confident, and intelligent man staring back at me when
I look into a mirror.
The change is due to many things, but words of inspiration are one of
the main causes.
discovered the work of deceased motivational speaker Earl Nightingale
in college, and I've continued to enjoy his work ever since.
Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind
remain dormant. They are a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with
sparks. - Johann
Gottfried Von Herder
find Nightingale's gravely voice strangely relaxing, but the true power
is in the content. Never have I heard someone draw on so many great
authors and philosophers as the source of their ideas. In a straight
forward and practical way, he lays out how to get get what you want,
and be happy doing it.
feeling blah, I'll hop
into my car with Nightingale's Lead The
Field audio series and just
drive for awhile.
Other times I'll load it onto my MP3 player and go
for a long walk or run.
It never fails to get me excited again, and
moving toward whatever goals I've become unenthusiastic about.
Inspiration: Move Today
you're feeling battered by life, you have to be able to see a way out
in order to have a prayer of sticking with your goals. Get your half
hour full of words of inspiration every day, and you'll keep the rosey
horizon in view.
Maybe your inspiration is a successful
businessman, or his radical opposite: an advocate for extreme
simplicity. If you're suffering from disease, a health-oriented source
may be what what drives you.
Most people will switch to different
subjects to reflect whatever they're working on, which is perfect. As
you become secure in one achievement, the broadcasted static on the
subject will be beneath your radar, and you can move onto new and
Do yourself a favor and find some words of inspiration.