You’ve probably heard this question asked many times before but there’s a good chance you haven’t actually been personally asked this question. It’s usually asked in general to anyone and everyone; but never asked to you, about you.
Depending on who you ask, inspiration can be defined as being mentally stimulated to do something. For most of us, inspiration is more likely defined as something we feel, like an emotion alongside happiness or sadness. It’s that surge of energy and enthusiasm towards something, towards someone, or towards an idea. Inspiration can come and go quickly, or it can last a lifetime.
Inspiration can manifest in all areas of your life, or it may only manifest later in life.
For most of us, we go through life on a template. We do things sequentially knowing that it will eventually lead to one thing or another. Often, this ends in side-lining the things that can inspire us because we aren’t looking outside and exploring. By the time you have your life sorted out, your family, and your career, you may discover that there are things that seem to be missing in your life.
You could one day realise that the career you’ve built is not the one that gives you the most joy. You may have this nagging suspicion that you were meant for something else, and that feeling may even inspire you to start looking.
You might be doing well now, but maybe you wanted to be a teacher. Maybe working with children speaks to you. Maybe you wanted to understand people more and find ways to help them as a counsellor or similar. If these questions are driving you to search for more meaning, you’ve already found your inspiration. It just hasn’t yet been defined. If that is the case, you owe it to your own happiness to follow that inner voice. It’s trying to find something you may have ignored for too long.
You may be in a good place in your life right now but have this feeling you should be doing something different but maybe are apprehensive about destabilising your life. It could be that you don’t even know where to start looking or you’re conscious of what your friends and family may think.
In the end though, you will find happiness by finding the thing that speaks to you and is aligned with who you are and what you want. It may be the final piece missing from your life, and it may not even be anything major or earth-shattering. It could be finding a new hobby that ends up inspiring you throughout the rest of your life. Some people pick up dancing at the later stages of their life and fall head over heels in love with it. Some go back to school and build a side job for themselves doing what they love.
For you, what is it that will inspire you?
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