I seek out lessons from others. Often I observe and take note of people’s drive especially those individuals who are the best in their field whether it be writers, actors, athletes, or even a magician.
Sometimes, though, it’s so easy to fall in to the trap of just becoming inspired without taking action. I found myself in this spot and I kind of still am, where I feel moved after hearing David Blaine say how many hours each day he practises his magic or the intensity that Floyd Mayweather trains with and then do nothing with that drive.
It got to the point when it was painful to hear or read what was once inspirational and moving as it gave me a stark reminder of my shortcomings. The remedy was simple – take action – but knowing and doing are very different especially when not in the most useful mindset.
So it may be a good idea to be aware when a useful exercise like gaining inspiration turns into procrastination. We all need it at times, but in careful doses, it can spur you on to get the best out of you.
Some of the well-known public figures that inspire me are Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Floyd Mayweather, and David Blaine. What I’m inspired by the most is an individual’s dedication and worth ethic.
What or who inspires you?