What inspires you?

I mean my first question would be, what does it mean to be inspired? Well, by definition, to be inspired means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into. The word itself in fact, comes from the a latin word which means to ignite or breathe into. For example: a fictional character could be inspired by an animal. An inspirational person would be someone who has the ability to motivate either mentally or emotionally.

You might think that because I have a blog and I’ve written nearly 100 posts that I’m easily inspired. That’s not entirely true. Yeah, I have things that inspire me but they aren’t the reasons I sit here and write. The reason I do that is because of you guys. I guess you could say that you’re my inspiration for the blog. However, there has never really been a reason I’ve picked up my iPad and began to type… sometimes I go for it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but I usually remember why I’m doing it and that’s what ends up keeping me going.

Despite this, there are causes for my inspiration, these are:

  • Happiness – I LOVE smiling, I love seeing when people are happy and doing something like this ultimately feeds me with happiness. Seeing people read my posts and smile makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
    Success – Now, this is something that we all want in life. We all want to be successful. Unfortunately, we don’t all end up at the top but that is okay. But I’ve learnt that if you work hard, you can achieve anything. I truly believe that.
    People – Obviously, by this I mean you guys. You are the reason that this blog is still going. The fact that there are some of you (even a small number) open the blog every day to see if I’ve posted anything new. Not only does that make me happy and the blog a success, it makes me want to write more for you guys. It’s a loop.
    My emotions – By medical professionals, I’ve been informed that I have ‘very unique emotional thoughts.’ I went away and thought about what they meant and I’ve concluded that it isn’t a bad thing to have a complex mind which is why I decided to talk about it more. My thoughts inspire me to write.

I think it’s important to be inspired. Whether they’re big or small, adventurous or safe because I find that when you’re inspired, you put more effort into the task at hand and if you’re going to do something, you may as well do it well.

So, do you have any inspirations? I’d love to know. Are they people? Messages? Quotes? Comment a few below.

Yugen – a thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too deep to put into words.

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