Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. Thomas Edison
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. Bo Bennett
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford
When we are inspired we have increased capacity for getting things done. It is rather foolish to not have a source of inspiration. Inspiration can make the difference between success and failure, between mediocrity and greatness and even between having feelings of joy or succumbing to the hopelessness of despair.
We must eat and drink to stay alive and to have enough energy to perform daily tasks. People, who are starving, are wasting away and barely existing. Those that eat well and exercise regularly are physically active, more energized and more motivated. The same concepts apply to the mental side of the equation. It is rather foolish to not have a source of inspiration to maximize getting the most out of all our efforts. Without it, we are very apt to get caught up in the “squirrel cage syndrome”.
Our lives can become very monotonous and routine. We go through the motions, but we are not really getting where we need to go. We often need ‘the little extra’ to escape the squirrel cage. Having a source of daily inspiration can make a major difference. It can be a ‘shot of adrenaline’ that can really empower and energize us. Whether it is a moment of meditation or prayer, reading or music; any kind of inspiration; whatever it may be, can make a truly significant difference into how effectively we go about living our daily lives.
Inspiration gives us an added dimension. It will have a positive influence in our lives, not only in our work, but in all aspects of life. We will have a new and improved outlook. We will be fortified and empowered to take on the tasks and challenges of each day with increased energy and vitality. If we will commit thirty minutes of our time to ‘daily inspiration’, what might happen? Chances are we will more than make up the time with increased productivity. Our attitude and feeling of well-being will be greatly enhanced as well. If this is true and we do not take advantage of it, what does it say about our level of intelligence? We would be using three percent of our day to make the rest of your day more efficient as well as more enjoyable. It is the mental equivalent of taking a daily vitamin; eating healthy; and exercising and being physically fit. It is a “no-brainer”.
Challenge: If you have a source of daily inspiration, you know how important it is. If you do not you are missing out, “big time”. You are handicapping your self. You need inspiration? Commit spending some time for daily inspiration. Try it for three months. It may take some time to find the right source of inspiration that works for you. It will be one of the best investments you will ever make and will change your life forever.
Wisdom: Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. Karen Ravn
His God instructs him and teaches him the right way. Isaiah 28:26
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8
We are incapable in our own power to master all that life requires. No matter how hard we try, we are insufficient to the task. We need the empowerment that comes from God to master life’s trial and tribulations. We can be the squirrel in the cage, spinning endlessly around the wheel; or we can escape and take on life with inspired living. God is the perfect source of inspiration. He can empower us and help us live more successfully.
Prayer: Help me to draw from your strength. Help me to make the most of each day’s opportunities.