INSPIRATION can be a powerful thing. It can keep you going when
all around you cries out "quit!" It is even more powerful than motivation, as motivation gives you your basic reasons
to keep going--it tells you why you want to do what you do, because motivation is based on goals. These, in turn, may
be based on necessity want or desire. But inspiration fills those reasons with hope, possibility and enjoyment and keeps the
“grind" from becoming too grindy.
Inspiration consists of three elements: Purpose, Vision and Mission.
1) Finding your purpose is the crucial first element which will give you the inspiration needed to move forward in
life. The purpose of your life, as Rick Warren reminds us, "is greater than your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions."
2) Once you realize your purpose, you will begin to have a vision. A vision is the first step toward turning your motivation
into inspiration. A person with a vision sees down the road.
Next, try to locate and choose an opportunity (buisness, career or job) which you feel is right for you--which will
fulfill your purpose and thus further your vision. Settle on the one which you feel has the most potential with the least
amount of hassle. Preferrably where you feel the work comes to you naturally, and you need not have to slog to get the work
Once you have chosen your field of endeavor, (your career, job or company) stand behind it in every way and don’t
quit or change your mind. B.C. Forbes said "Without loyalty, nothing can be accomplished in any sphere..." Think of yourself
as being in it for the long haul, no matter what. And try to envision, based on what you know, how things will be down
the road. Keep that picture before your mind, and never doubt. Napoleon Hill said "What the mind can conceive and believe
it can achieve,"
Once the vision stemming from your sense of purpose is firmly implanted in your mind, let it become your driving
force. Let the vision excite you with the possibility of its fulfillment and you will automatically begin the next step--you
are on a mission. Your mission is to bring about the realization of the vision. If you keep the vision in mind, you will move
forward in the mission, accomplishing enthusiastically step by step that which is necessary to bring the vision into
reality. You will have developed a sense of excitement, importance and urgency which will keep the fires of inspiration burning
in your heart and moving you ever onward and upward.
True friends are two people who are comfortable sharing silence together.
--------------------------------------------------------------------By James M. Becher: Courtesy - www.searchwarp.com
Neither reason nor logic...
Never let someone be your priority while letting yourself
be their option.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see
the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
When you want something so desperately, the whole world consipres to make it happen - Paulo Coelho...
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
- David Borenstein.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.
- Hellen Keller.
Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must
flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.
- Winston Churchill.
“People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them.They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Carl W. Buechner
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
-- Rudyard Kipling
The moon, in all its pearly white gleam, hangs above me, in anticipation
that I would open my eyes to its soothing glow. Just as I open my eyes gently to bask in its glory, it
shies away behind the skies. I wait her to unhide...move on, and as I do, she follows me silently wherever I