Where or who do you draw your inspiration from?
There are multiple facets to my life that inspire me. I grow inspiration from photography, rain, the outdoors, and laughter. People in general. Their facial expressions, their stories. I’ve always loved a good story.
When it comes to my writing, positivity, and expanding my mind, I’ve found much of my inspiration has been coming from specific people. They’ve been challenging my thought process. Simply by what they say and who they are organically. Not only are they my friends, they’re also a few of the most authentic, honest, and humble individuals I know. Which is why I admire them so much. They inspire me daily to push forward. To continue growing into who I’m becoming.
I can assure you that someone, somewhere, looks up to you too.
We’re not always aware of who we are inspiring or how our words and actions are subtly affecting those around us. When you look in the mirror you might see flaws, but the people that surround us see the small things that are often overlooked.
The way you smile, how your nose scrunches when you laugh, the way your eyes light up when your food arrives, the tears that form when you grow emotional. The passion in your voice when you truly believe in something. These small things that you might not recognize as being important are inspiring people.
People admire and yearn for authenticity.
Which is why it’s important to allow yourself to be human, despite your imperfections. We all have flaws. They’re what connect us and make us relatable to those around us. Even the most confident person in the room is flawed. I’m automatically drawn to confident people, I think at some level we all are. I believe that one of the many reasons some people are confident is because of their ability to begin accepting their flaws. They keep on living and glowing from the inside out and people notice that.
Knowing that at least one person is watching and admiring you, what messages are you sending out to the world?
I’m not sure if the people I mentioned earlier know how positively they’ve impacted me. I’ve told them in various ways, but that’s the extent of it. I do think it’s important that people hear that they’re admired. Because as confident as people may appear, no one is without insecurities. It’s always welcome to hear that someone’s life was positively impacted because of something a person said or did.
So I challenge myself, and you, to tell someone that they inspire you. Tell them why.
If you can’t think of anything or anyone who inspires you, take notes.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
What’s something that you’re grateful for?
Where are you happiest?
Noticing the little things about places, and people will heighten your awareness and will allow you to begin feeling inspired. When I started becoming more positively inspired, I become happier.
I challenge you to do the same.