What is inspiration to you?
As a songwriter, inspiration is something I’ve spent time studying and learning about. I’ve found that inspiration is one of my favorite things because of what it can do for us as humans. Inspiration motivates us to set GOALS, to reach for goals, to try something NEW, to be our best, INSPIRATION is something we all need.
I find inspiration in nature, travel, art, goals, daydreaming, music, conversations, ideas, really anything can become inspiration and you never know when it will happen! To me, that is so fascinating and exciting! Sometimes alone time can be inspiring – I know that can be the case for me. Or maybe looking at people you admire on instagram is something that inspires you to dream and then set goals.
One source of inspiration that is particularly interesting is how we as people have found inspiration in other people. You can be inspired by someone’s lifestyle, the things they overcame, and the things they achieved. The BEST THING about this kind of inspiration is that it can occasionally masquerade under another name…jealous. But instead of letting that envious feeling take hold, just look at it as inspiration. Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of comparison, or letting yourself think, “well if I had that advantage I could be a _____ too!”. Instead just look at what they achieved and let it inspire you to be the best version of yourself and that you can achieve what they have and even more.
If you can reprogram your mind to see something that you normally would envy as something inspiring you can STOP the comparison cycle. It will help you make the jump to APPRECIATING something that once made you jealous, because you will start to think of yourself achieving something similar. Change your thoughts…CHANGE YOUR LIFE.