Motivation comes from within, but inspiration can be found without. Thank goodness for that, because we often need more inspiration than we have at hand. Inspiration is like a hamburger to Blimpie: he’d gladly pay you Tuesday for one today.
Inspiration from great people, the heroes and over-achievers of this world, but it certainly doesn’t have to be from them. If you needed help cheating on your wife, you might turn to Bill Clinton, or if you wanted to start a war you couldn’t finish, you might think of George Bush. But great inspiration can be found in ordinary people. In fact, the best inspiration may come from your own tribe of like-minded people.
Process First, Results Later
We here at Boomers Rock love to emphasize that success is found in small steps and achievable goals. By doing that, you are likely correcting the processes that will improve your quality of life. That helps you make better habits and get used to the feeling of success.
Seek out others interested in similar results. If you want to improve your fitness, join a gym, take a class a night school class on Zumba, or find someone to walk with. If you want to improve your nutrition, read some books or attend a seminar like the one we are hosting. Be open and honest with the people you meet, and share your stories. The support of friends and strangers alike can be the greatest inspiration for achieving your goals.
Climb Every Mountain
At some point, you may lose touch with your source of inspiration. Your hero may let you down, a friend may move away, or an acquaintance may take up a new hobby. But if you’ve started down the path of success, and taken the time to congratulate yourself, it will be that much easier to find inspiration again.
We ought to take a cue from the recent deluge of dating websites — hope springs eternal with people’s affection, and so should it also with our ability to improve our life. If you are completely at a loss for inspiration, just Google what it is you are hoping to find; there’s probably a YouTube testimonial by someone who struggled just as much as you have.