Recently, I came across the phrase “Inspire me” and thought that this would be a great topic for my blog. I was able to relate to it in my personal and work life and thought that others could relate to it as well.
So, what does the word inspire mean? Inspire means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into. My inspiration comes from self-motivation, friends and family, personal growth, social change, inspirational videos, and spirituality. When I saw the phrase, it made me recognize that I recently had been inspired by a friend to work on some personal goals of mines.
What are somethings that inspire you? Listed below are a few inspirational quotes and a ted talk video for inspiration. Please provide feedback, your comments can help someone be inspired.
1. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau
2. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
3. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
4. “If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.” Anonymous
5. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
6. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah
7. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein
8. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
9. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt
10. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Click the link to access the ted talk.
Learning changes, us, sometimes deeply. When it transforms who we are and who we want to become, we call it “inspiration.” With personal stories and scientific research, Dr. Brad McLain provocatively explores the elusive psychology of inspiration and its implications for education and the journey of life itself through the lens of experiential learning theory and the power of narrative to effect deeply rooted changes in our sense of identity — nothing less than the keys to change our lives and ourselves. Brad McLain is an educational researcher and co-director of XSci at the University of Colorado Denver. XSci is the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative and produces both projects and research based on experiential learning theory and the field of identity construction. McLain’s research focus is on science identity construction and the role of narrative (storytelling) in the transformation of knowledge into understanding and personal meaning.