I love inspiration, being inspired, inspiring others and being an inspiration.
The word inspiration gets banded about quite a bit, so here is the definition:
- Fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
- Create a feeling, especially a positive one in a person.
- (Inspire someone with) animate someone with a feeling.
- Give rise to.
- Breathe in (air); inhale.
And I love the succinct definition my coach Karen gave me:
“Inspire is to breathe divine life into; to motivate action or a positive feeling in another person. Filling someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
That is what I live for; to inspire myself first (not always the case and I still often forget) and then others.
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