Daily Inspiration

suemurphy 187Source of energy, power, enlightenment, purpose or empowerment.

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 really rather foolish to not have a source of inspiration. Inspiration can make the difference between success and failure, mediocrity and greatness and even between having feelings of joy or giving in to the feelings of hopelessness and 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 eating well and physically active are more energized and motivated. The same concepts apply to the mental side of the inspiration equation. It is rather unwise to not have an adequate source of inspiration to maximize our desire for getting the most from all our efforts. Without it, we are very apt to get caught up in the “squirrel cage syndrome”.

Our lives can easily become very monotonous and routine. We often go through the motions, but 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 truly make a significant difference into how effectively and proactively we go about living our daily lives.

Inspiration gives us added dimension. It has a motivational influence in our lives, not only in our work, but in all aspects of life. We can maintain new and improved outlooks. We can 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 day to ‘daily inspiration’, good things should happen? Chances are we will more than make up the time with increased productivity. Attitudes and feelings of well-being can be greatly enhanced. If this is true and we do not take advantage of it, what does this say about our level of intelligence? We would be using three percent of our day to make the rest of our day more efficient as well as more enjoyable. It is the mental equivalent of taking a daily vitamin; eating healthy; exercising and being physically fit. This is such a “no-brainer”.

Challenge:  If you have a source of inspiration, you already know how important it is. If not you are missing out, “big time”. You are handicapping your self. You need inspiration. Commit some time for daily inspiration. Try it for six months.  It may take some time to find the right source of inspiration that works effectively for you. It is one of the best investments you can ever make and can change your life forever. It can make all the difference.

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  

Spiritual: (NIV)

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 ultimately insufficient to the task. We need the empowering that only comes from God to master our trials and tribulations. We can be the squirrel in the cage, spinning endlessly inside the wheel; or we can escape and take on life with inspired living. God is the Perfect Source of inspiration. He can empower 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.

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