TRIPLE III TIME: “INSPIRATION…Where?”
People on different occasions have asked me where I draw the INSPIRATION to draft weekly III blog messages and/or the monthly LEARNING MOMENTS podcasts. And I have to admit that although it seems real basic…I really do find ideas on the spur of the moment…in any location…and at any time. But as I considered the question a little deeper…I thought it might be helpful to find a better answer for: “INSPIRATION…Where?”
First, how about writing down the greatest INSPIRATION sources you can quickly identify:
- Historical Moments
- Great Leaders
- Recognition Actions
- Successful People
Everyone’s list can and should be different but truly there is no wrong answer in your list.
Second, ask yourself the question: How often do I “consider” one or more of these INSPIRATION sources when I am challenged in my life or work areas. Do I take the time to ask, “What would he or she do?” or “Is the return on investment great enough to take a chance based on past positive impactful moments/actions?”
I believe that taking the time to allow INSPIRATION to play a vital role in making quality decisions is absolutely correct. Also, when confused, lost, or unsure on an issue, it is more than OK to look back and draw confidence from your sources of INSPIRATION. Similar to other influences like our parents, religion and where you call home, INSPIRATION sources helped build who you are!
“INSPIRATION…Where?” …don’t forget to look behind, in front and all around you.