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How do you get inspired?

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We all reach that spot in life where it feels so bleak! We feel there is no new idea in whatever is our passion and that we are pursuing. Our thoughts are stagnant and need a shot of inspiration. We hit the proverbial brick wall. This is about how to get inspired in…whatever you want.

You could try the brute force tactic of actually breaking thru that wall with a sludge hammer, or open your mind and let the imagination stream freely and find a different method of reaching the other side. For example digging underneath the wall, climbing the wall. having a dream of floating through it, imagine your on the other side, imagine a friend pulling you from the other side, helping you. Parachuting from a plane to the other side. Flying like a bird effortlessly over it.

What I love is this quote from the movie Cloud Atlas, the movie is so-so, but there are some great quotes throughout it, that helps illustrates this point. “I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so. Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends far beyond the limitations of me.”

Have that thought, “I realize, I can overcome ______.

The lesson from this is, you must first conceive of doing so, or in other words to transcend something. Acknowledge it! Then the process of the act of getting through the boundary is started. So much like your daily life problems. Insert, making more money, effortlessly switching between chords in time, over coming a addiction, losing the weight, writing that novel! So see yourself on the other side of it, whatever the problem is. In doing that you can use the key to unlock “the boundaries” of which holds you back. Allow that thought of success of (insert whatever it is).

Inspiration Is The Fuel For Humans

Once you see past the “boundaries” there lies the countless unknowns and untold inspiration from which to draw upon.

Albert Einstein – “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.”

Another way to get inspired is to follow a POSITIVE person on a social media platform. Be it, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or Google Plus, Podcast or whatever. Surround yourself with positive people in the flesh, thru email, on the telephone, TV program, within a book, on social media, I don’t care how you do it but allow positive influence through some avenue of your life. Like a muddy pool of water, slowly the spring water enters and the dirt settles and what is left is crystal clear life giving omni-important water. Pure. No baggage, but yourself. This allows parts that you didn’t know were there or have forgotten to allow them to flourish and grow.

You will grow with positiveity. It happens naturally. Creativity flourishes here. Sometimes, you have to cut people out of your life to continue growing. This is never easy but pays for itself down the line. You can be the negative anchor, holding things in place or you could inspire and be inspirational untethered and free !

Find people. It surrounds us everywhere. Positive people, positive things. Some examples: Muhammad Ali, Wayne Dyer, The Rock, Oprah Winfrey, Nature, Tony Robbins, Joe Rogan, The Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, innovators in any field.

Ideas To Inspire, Submit Your Ideas

What do you do to be inspired. What inspires you. Please share. To submit and share your own Idea(s) to inspire, please post below and I will add it here, giving you credit. Thanks in advance.

Visitors Ideas

  • From Linda – Disconnect from all of the hustle and bustle of the day. Get off the computer, shut off the TV, just relax your mind and you will get some inspiring thoughts.
  • From Linda – Use nature as an inspiration, the mountains, flowers, landscapes, trees, animals….use the magic of the things born from nature to lure you in and give you loads of inspiration. You feel like you are a part of something alive and wonderful.
  • Sam – Inspiration is the cause that offers change as it makes us think outside the box more to figure alternatives out. Motivation is a set of actions that must be maintained to keep up with the positive momentum that we build up.
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Ideas to inspire

  • Listen to a new genre of music that you are unfamiliar with. Get lost in it, for the length of a CD. Jazz, progressive rock, synth pop, edm, breakcore, ambient, indie rock, underground, electro, hard bop, experimental, alternative country, world fusion, hip hop, singer songwriter, world music, folk, new age…
  • Find a positive podcast and listen to it!
  • Have gratitude.
  • Imagination, cultivate it!
  • Watch a new channel on TV, explore something new.
  • Read a different book than you would normally read.
  • Follow a famous person on social media.
  • Movement, walk, run, bike, hike, sing, dance, move your body around.
  • You set the example to inspire someone by an action or actions. No words allowed.
  • Eat Healthier. Consume copious amounts of living green stuff!
  • Invest in yourself.
  • Type within Youtube, “inspiring”, “inspirational”, or  “motivational”. Then watch.
  • Watch the Ted Talks on Youtube.
  • Hang around “Bad Ass” people in your field and force yourself to keep up.

What brings you joy? What activities that you enjoy? What cultivates joy and happiness in your past? How To Get Inspired In…your life.

Please share any ideas, links, messages, quotes, stories, pictures that help to inspire you! I will post your comments up above. Thanks!

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8 comments on “How To Get Inspired In…
  1. Linda says:

    Hi Dan, I really enjoyed your post, and it is so full of helpful information. I know these are a couple of the things I use for inspiration. For inspiration: disconnect from all of the hustle and bustle of the day. Get off the computer, shut off the TV, just relax your mind and you will get some inspiring thoughts.

    Use nature as an inspiration, the mountains, flowers, landscapes, trees, animals….use the magic of the things born from nature to lure you in and give you loads of inspiration. You feel like you are a part of something alive and wonderful.

    Thanks again for an awesome post! Wishing you much success!
    Linda

    • Dan says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed it and that it was in some ways helpful. Thank you for also sharing what you do for inspiration. I couldn’t agree with you more on the disconnect from the hustle and bustle. And just beautiful on allowing nature to interject her beauty.I will be adding that up top.
      Peace to you!

  2. Barb says:

    You’ve succeeded in inspiring me! Great article! I enjoyed the entire thing, and the videos were just a bonus!

    • Dan says:

      Wow, that’s so great! Thank you for taking the time to comment. It was hard for me to share this, I felt I put myself out there, but now am sure glad I did.
      Thanks again Barb.

  3. Sam says:

    Inspiration is the cause that offers change as it makes us think outside the box more to figure alternatives out. Motivation is a set of actions that must be maintained to keep up with the positive momentum that we build up.

    I loved this post.

    However, do you mind me asking how you incorporated videos on this page? I take it you do it in the media section of word press right?

  4. Dan says:

    Hey Sam,
    Thanks so much for the comment. I will post it above, I love it!
    As far as the inserting video, I suppose you can do it through the media section of Word Press. I just go to Youtube, click share button below video. Then click the share button. Then click on Embed. Copy what is every is in the box below. Head over to your website. Then click the text button within WordPress and insert the video where ever you want. Hope this helps.

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