Be the Inspiration you Seek

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As many of you know, years ago I was at a cross roads when someone inspired me to take a leap of faith and follow my dreams. We never know how inspiring and encouraging our words are to people. They might be just the push needed to help someone launch a new career, go back to school, or make any other kind of life altering decision.

We all walk together in this life and it is up to us to choose to be inspiring to those around us. We can either build someone up or tear someone down. Lately, especially on social media, it seems to be the latter. We all seek inspiration and motivation, and yet many of us don’t bother to be the inspiration or motivation for others.

The law of attractions states that like begets like, therefore if you are inspiring, inspiration will come your way. It’s actually a lot easier to be inspiring, it’s also incredibly rewarding.

Be the Inspiration you Seek

Take Care of Yourself – If you want to inspire others, you have to take care of yourself. Put your best foot forward. Dress nicely, stand up straight, have a firm handshake and speak clearly and positively.

Listen – You can’t be inspirational if you don’t pay attention to those around you. We all want to be heard, and the most inspiring people are the ones who actually listen to what we have to say without interruption. It’s a really small thing that has a huge impact on others. Listening doesn’t mean you solve everyone’s problems, but it means you hear them, empathize with them and understand that sometimes that is all that is required. Being listened to is incredibly gratifying.

Take a Leap of Faith – Inspiring people don’t sit around waiting for their lives to happen, they go out and find the life they want to live – and that means taking risks. People who inspire other people are the ones who don’t sit on the sideline, they take action, even if they know they might fail.

Encourage and Support Others – The most inspiring people are the ones who are connected to other people. You connect by being a supportive and encouraging friend, spouse, parent, boss, etc. Being empathetic means being vulnerable, and that can be scary at first. Encourage and support others, it’s easy to do – only takes a few positive words – and it provides the other person the confidence needed to take their own leap of faith.


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