Hopefully you have regular moments in life when you are inspired to extreme levels. (If not, you are a robot and should do everything on this page.) Maybe it’s when you watch the final scene of Rudy, or when you see your own children hug and make up after a fight, or when you take some time to watch a sunset and you think about all the blessings in your life, or… finally, one of my favorite – hearing just the right song on a run, in your car, or in church at just the right time when you really know there is more to life than we understand.
Those moments are awesome and can’t be planned or expected… but in my experience, they can be exploited.
Those moments of intense inspiration can create more positive energy and clear thinking than anything else. I’ve found that when I do have these moments of “inner fire” … I capitalize on it, and find something to do. Whether it’s putting a blog post to paper, or starting a new group in the community, or creating a new product idea. The goal is to see a big end goal with ultimate clarity, and DO SOMETHING to take the first step towards that end goal. Maybe it’s simply seeing where you want to be in 3 years personally or professionally and writing it down as a painted picture exercise, or maybe it’s coming up with an outline of how you are going to get there.
My challenge to you is to look for moments of extreme inspiration, and capitalize on them to better yourself.
Where do you find inspiration? How do you leverage it?