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What Inspires You to Be Great?
This post is about how to get inspired and enjoy life.
Inspiration and enthusiasm are vital traits of high achievers.
Without these traits, you won't have the drive to take the necessary action and see your objective through to the end.
Inspiration is that spark of motivation you feel when you have a thought or idea that excites you.
All outstanding accomplishments come from that spark of inspiration.
Inspiration helps you think more clearly. You feel more 'switched on, and no task is too difficult to overcome.
When you're inspired and start taking action, you get abundant positive energy, which gives you even more drive to keep going.
You're quick to seize opportunities, and you're generally more productive and effective in everything you do.
Success doesn't have to be a complicated process.
It starts with an idea, then a plan, powered by the inspiration to make it happen!
Let's get into it ...
How to Achieve Ultimate Inspiration
Find Your "Why"
Who do you want to be?
What do you want to do and have in your life?
Why do you even want these things?
Finding your 'why' is the real motivator.
It's not the only thing you need. Skill and perseverance play a huge role in any accomplishment.
It's easy to start a project when you're excited, and your concept is still new.
Then the problems and challenges start.
When you begin to plateau, or you feel like you're losing momentum, remind yourself of why you're doing it in the first place.
You'll always encounter resistance in one form or another in anything you do.
If your purpose and sense of mission are weak, your obstacles will defeat you.
But with a strong enough reason 'why,' you'll keep going and eventually overcome all your obstacles.
You need internal motivation to accomplish your objectives. Without it, you won't get very far.
After working with hundreds of clients, we've compiled a list of the most effective techniques you can use to crank up your inspiration to stratospheric levels.
Inspiration without direction is wasted energy.
You need potent goals that make your body tingle when you think about them.
It's time to...
Set Epic Goals
The purpose of setting epic goals is to help you grow into a more capable human being.
At the same time, you're making progress toward attaining a worthwhile outcome.
An epic goal makes you uncomfortable when you think about it.
You know in your guts, this goal will stretch you and force you out of your cozy little comfort zone.
Epic goals leave no time for laziness and complacency, and they take every ounce of focus and energy you have.
That's where your inspiration comes in.
It's simple math. If you stay productive and focused on your purpose long enough, you'll get what you want.
If you're lazy and complacent, you'll never accomplish anything.
Having a worthy goal isn't enough, though. You need to back it up with a viable plan.
If you don't have a solid plan for your goals, it's not a goal; you have a dream.
You don't have to know every detail of your plan from the outset.
But you need to know what actions you're going to take to get things moving.
What's one thing you can do in the next 24 hours that will get you closer to your goal?
Once you've done that thing, what else can you do?
This process, of small steps one at a time, builds momentum.
Small steps and results compound over time into tremendous accomplishments.
Set epic goals and back them with a solid plan.
Now you have epic goals and a compelling 'why.'
Let's look at a few more ways to get yourself fired up in an inspired state strong enough to take on the world...
Use Music to Ignite Inspiration
Music has been used as a tool of inspiration for thousands of years.
Tribal rituals always involved music or chanting as a way to enhance the emotional state of its participants.
Inspiring music has the power to lift you up out of yourself and take you to a higher place.
When you want to ignite your inspiration, play your favourite music.
When you're tired and on the verge of giving up, stop and listen to inspiring music.
Sounds overly simple right? The best strategies usually are.
This technique produces impressive results.
I advise all my clients to use music as a way to enhance inspiration.
What other techniques can you use to inspire yourself to greatness?
Read Great Books That Make You Think
There are over 150 million book titles in the world.
Whatever you want, many people who came before you figured out how to get it.
That thought in itself should be a massive inspiration; If they can, so can you!
Right at your fingertips is a wealth of free information and access to all the knowledge accumulated throughout history.
There are so many great books that will enhance how you think and act in the world.
When you read about people who have overcome insurmountable odds to accomplish the exact thing you're aiming for, your inspiration and determination shoot through the clouds!
Reading great books related to your life goals is pure inspiration.
Watch Inspiring Vids
There's a lot of trash on the internet to divert your attention away from your goals.
But the online world is also a great source of information and inspiration.
There are millions of free videos online to ignite your motivation.
Interviews with great, intelligent people.
They're all available right now with the click of a button.
But beware of the procrastination trap.
The procrastination trap is watching videos and reading books that excite you for a while. But still, you're not doing anything productive yourself.
This is the self-help delusion.
Without effort, everything else is a waste of time. You must be in constant motion.
Watching a motivational video on YouTube won't get you closer to your goals unless you go and do something!
Forget about "The Secret."
I'll tell you the real secret; there is no secret.
Anyone who's ever accomplished anything knows it's not a secret.
THE ONLY THING that will get you what you want is putting in the work and taking consistent action until you have your objective.
Books, audio, and videos are fantastic inspirational tools to get you fired up.
But you need to follow up that inspiration with action.
Progress and accomplishment are only attained by doing.
Now, what are some other ways you can find inspiration?
Spend Time in Nature
Nature is the ideal place to sit and reflect.
Take this time for yourself. Turn off your phone and listen to the birds and the breeze.
Watch the ocean waves crashing on the rocks.
Think about who you want to be and what you want to have.
Consider all the good things going on in your life, and radiate gratitude and appreciation for what you already have.
Think about all the positive things on the way, and use this time to declutter your mind.
Sit and absorb the positive energy of the universe and focus that energy on your intentions and aspirations.
Nature has a therapeutic effect on your mind, body, and soul.
Get outdoors, clear your mind and ignite your inspiration.
Decide what your priorities are and go after them full throttle!
Rest to Achieve More
When your motivation starts to fall, stop what you're doing and take a break.
You can kick back or take a 45-minute nap and wake up feeling recharged and focused.
Obviously, sleeping all day is counterproductive to your success. That's not rest; that's just lazy.
Use rest as a tool to keep your mind and body functioning at an optimal level.
Throughout history, the most distinguished minds have attributed their most extraordinary ideas coming in their sleep or in a relaxed state of consciousness.
You know when a solution to a complex problem comes into your mind while you're in the shower.
When you feel relaxed, your best ideas come to you.
Follow up on those ideas, don't ignore them.
You never know where one new idea can lead you.
Stay in Peak Shape
Physical exercise is one of the most effective ways to get inspired to be your best self.
Moving your body causes your brain to release dopamine and serotonin's pleasure chemicals, which make you feel unstoppable!
The days you feel flat and uninspired are the very days you MUST work out.
When you feel like you can't is when you must.
You walk into the gym feeling tired and rundown and walk out feeling incredible every time.
Physical exercise is a must if your desire is to live an inspired life.
Stack all the techniques in this post, and you'll never be short of inspiration again.
Hang Out With Inspiring People
Your standards fall in line with those of your peer group.
Spending time with motivated, intelligent people ignites your inspiration, creativity, and productivity.
Go out and meet people with similar mindsets, goals, and interests as yours.
Befriend people who live with a sense of purpose and are proactively working to attain their goals.
Having a growth mindset and living an inspired life gets you what you want, and you need the right peer group to support that.
Success is not about one specific goal.
It's about the type of person you are day in and day out.
Success is a habit, a lifestyle. It's not a one-off event.
Spending time with inspiring people is an excellent way to get yourself inspired.
And now for the final piece that puts it all together...
Take Relentless Action
Action is the most powerful technique you have at your disposal.
You know what you have to do, and you do it.
Whether you feel like doing it or not is irrelevant.
If it needs to be done, get it done.
Put your long-term results before your short-term feelings of discomfort or resistance.
It might feel awkward initially, but after a while, it just becomes a habit.
The important thing is to get started.
Action opens the door of opportunity.
Things are rarely as complex as your mind makes them out to be.
When you become active, your brain releases chemicals that ignite your inspiration.
Make action a habit, and watch your life transform before your eyes!
Key Take Aways
- Inspiration and enthusiasm are vital traits of high achievers.
- With a strong enough reason 'why,' you'll keep going and eventually overcome all your obstacles.
- The purpose of setting epic goals is to help you grow into a more capable human being.
- When you want to ignite your inspiration, play your favourite music.
- When you read about people who have overcome insurmountable odds to accomplish the exact thing you're aiming for, your inspiration and determination shoot through the clouds
- The procrastination trap is watching videos and reading books that excite you for a while. But still, you're not doing anything productive yourself.
- Consider all the good things going on in your life, and radiate gratitude and appreciation for what you already have.
- Use rest as a tool to keep your mind and body functioning at an optimal level.
- Moving your body causes your brain to release dopamine and serotonin's pleasure chemicals, which make you feel unstoppable!
- Having a growth mindset and living an inspired life gets you what you want, and you need the right peer group to support that.
- Action is the most powerful technique you have at your disposal.
- Things are rarely as complex as your mind makes them out to be.
- Make action a habit, and watch your life transform before your eyes!
Best Quotes About Inspiration
"People need hope and inspiration desperately. But hope and inspiration are only sustained by work" - Tarana Burke
"What's so great about inspiration is sometimes it finds you when you're not looking" - Wong Kar-wai
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" - Thomas A. Edison
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working" - Pablo Picasso
"No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration" - Marcus Tullius Cicero