What kind of inspiration gets you taking action?
I use to dislike listening to some people trying to inspire me. Why? Because while they might have motivated me, they did not add inspiration to my life. I don’t know about you but true change happens naturally in me when the true intention of an inspirational person is to add value to my authentic self. Time tells the truth!
How do motivation and inspiration differ?
When I would go to my companies conferences, the energy in the room was very motivating. However, because of my mindset, I felt like I was competing for a place on stage. Yes, I love being on stage and saying something profound! Who wouldn’t?
If you don’t want to, perhaps you don’t feel like what you have to say is important enough to share. Or maybe you just don’t feel like sharing!
What form of inspiration motivates you?
Ever since I was little, I competed for attention in my family of 7 children. I gave up many times when my brothers would either get in trouble or get hurt. I on the other hand became quiet. I didn’t want to get hurt or get in trouble in order to get attention. I wanted the attention I got because of me being me! It was rare that I got noticed.
It was when I did well in Art and got an award that I’d get attention. It was when my parents got me involved in horseback riding that I got attention. I would have loved to continue in that but it ended way to early to suit me.
Unfortunately, I longed for inspiration and attention for the right reasons but I didn’t feel I got it the way I wanted it. When my parents had a party and they were all living it up, my parents would pressure me to play piano. I was so not proficient at playing and felt like that was NOT the way I wanted to get attention.
If I was asked to come over and share what I liked to do for fun, I may have been able to express that with proficiency but playing an instrument that I only learned a short time before was asking me to share my imperfections and I just couldn’t bear that! You see, I knew when I was good at something! Pressuring a child to do something is not inspirational but causes children to mistrust their parents with their value. As a parent, inspire your children by sharing with them personally the potential you see in them, in their smile, in the way they write or draw. Truth sets children free! Feeling free is very inspirational.
When I was a bit older and could really throw a baseball, if my mom or dad would have asked me to show them how well I could throw it, I totally would have felt the inspiration to become even better.
You see, the attention I wanted was validation of who I was, not what I did. In all of us, we long for validation. However, something grand occurred in me as an adult with many years of living. I realized that I didn’t want anyone who didn’t truly value me to share life with me.
The natural course of things went as follows.
- I talk to you.
- You get to know me.
- I see if I can trust you.
- You show me either yes or no.
- I talk to you further if I feel good about you.
- You then can share with me the things you see in me that are valuable.
- I then decide whether I will receive your comments.
This is where I am in life.
- I am inspired by those I can trust.
- Those who have written books that tell me more about my value.
- I like when I can decide for myself whether I will receive their inspiration.
- If you want to motivate me, you better know me well.
Of course, when we’re at a party and we’re all hanging out, if you ask me to take a “shot” of something, most likely I won’t! I dislike being pushed.
The natural course of things goes as follows:
If there is alcohol at a party and I feel like having some, I will.
If not, I won’t!
End of story!
You won’t inspire me! Why?
I have given license to people in the past who hurry me to make a decision or I will miss out on an opportunity. I no longer do that! They use “scarcity” as a mental tactic. The root of this technique leans on those who have a poverty mentality and is absolute deceit. I absolutely have experienced this and have learned something wonderful that has helped me eliminate the need to “rush” into absolutely anything unless I am truly and honestly inspired to do it. It came from the book “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Waddles.
The universe doesn’t respond to your reality. It responds to your perception of reality. When you deliberately take an emotional journey, you offer a vibration that causes law of attraction to respond to you differently. Abraham Hicks
I cannot be motivated by pressure any longer.
I became free of this with knowledge I learned over time through books and resources I read.
I now record my inspirational moments and share the resources they come from. Many come from posters on Facebook. Some come from Mindset Daily calls. Others come when I’m on my Think and Grow Rich calls.
Gone are the days of ignorance and excuses. I will not allow anyone to genetically modify my authentic journey. While trusting only sources of true inspiration, nor should you!