“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration.“ –Frank Tibolt
This Be Unlimited lesson is about finding inspiration.
When I feel inspired it means I’ve seen, heard or felt something that makes me think “I can be, do or achieve (fill in the blank).” The choices are as unlimited as the sources of what inspires me. Fortunately, I am someone who is inspired by many things*. Conversations overheard, new ideas discovered in books, words on bumper stickers, graffiti on a wall, the places I travel.
I keep myself open to the opportunity of being inspired at any given moment. That’s something that all of us can achieve with the right mindset. Don’t close yourself off to an opportunity for inspiration. The mission of Be Unlimited is to be a constant source of it.
Inspiration won’t always strike like a lightning bolt. You can’t sit around waiting for it to happen. But there are ways for you to spark inspiration for yourself. Here are some ideas:
Keep a notebook with you whenever possible. Write down all your ideas, notes, quotes, dreams, goals, etc. Be consistent and add items to it often. In time, that notebook will become a great source of inspiration for you.
Try something new. Explore the possibilities. Take on an art project (draw or paint, even if you’ve never tried). Challenge yourself by learning a game like chess. Read more. Books can be an incredible source of inspiration. All of these activities will trigger new ideas, increase the level of your skill, and boost your confidence.
Get inspired, then pass it on. The opportunities really are unlimited.
(*The art, culture and energy of New York City has always inspired me. But you don’t need to travel to find inspiration. The quote below sums it up perfectly.)
“The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want.” –Henry Ford