I have recently been asked to write an article for the Toastmaster Magazine answering the questions, “What inspires You!” I think this would be a great questions for all of us. To stop and ponder. What inspires you? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The definition from the Webster dictionary of inspire is to fill or affect with a specified feeling or thought, to aspire a person. That we inspire confidence in other people. So, here I will share with you some of the feelings and thoughts that I sent to the magazine and what inspires me.
I was thinking about what produces feelings and thoughts that inspire. What inspires me continually changes as I mature in life. Early inspiration came from external goals such as career, sales challenges and climbing the corporate ladder. But, even in my early years there were two things that were always of primary importance; my family and being inspired through knowledge. By being able to get up each day with the opportunity to learn and grow.
My growing has encompassed an approach on the whole person (spiritual, relationships, mental, physical, and career). So much of my inspiration today does not come so much from my own growth, but seeing the growth in others that I interact with (my family, clients that I coach, and athletes that I work with).
My personal motto is, there is no finish line. So, I will continue to be inspired from my family, learning and growing.
Hopefully now you have been inspired to think about your own inspiration. Write them down. What inspires you?