A lot of the great feats we accomplish in our own lives come from a common source. It's an under drive gear that sometimes reveals itself without you even realizing, but has been manifesting its power all along through your journey. It's what helps to produce some of the best humans to walk this earth like athletes and artists. But what is it....?
Inspiration- the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative — Oxford
As we all learned the news of the untimely death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, one theme resonated through all the reflections given. Kobe was inspired to be the best on and off the court. An inspiration so strong, he became the beacon a generation of players used as a way to be their best. Not only did his inspiration drive him as an athlete, but perhaps even more impressively as a father and husband.
See there are things in life we fight for internally and outwardly because we feel it will help us grow or achieve that next level towards our goal. Others might not understand why we make certain moves, but we know exactly what we are doing. With inspiration, an image forms in our minds. That image then translates to a series of obstacles and decisions we must overcome to see it come to fruition. You can almost say once you become inspired is when you really start to live. Inspiration is what turns your days from just being 24-hour cycles of existing, to 24 hours of opportunity at achieving a higher level. That’s crazy right!
If you ever find yourself in a rut as far as your life us concerned, revisit your goals. Then paint a picture in your head of you living it out. That should be the first and most crucial step at beginning your inspirational journey. The inner workings of your mind will get in line with your destiny. The outcome? An individual with drive, focus, and a self motivated journey.
What inspires you?