Have you taken a minute today to think of a way to inspire someone? I mean really inspire them. This may sound like a daunting task, but what I want to help you realize, is how easy it can be.
To inspire someone is to cause a shift in their thinking—a shift that takes them one step closer towards a better and more positive version of their best self. To inspire someone is to give that person a reason to want to be better as a result of something you did or said. And it doesn’t have to be a big something. It’s oftentimes the smallest things we do or say that leave the biggest impact in another’s heart or mind.
Think about this example:
You’re walking on the sidewalk and bend down to pick up a piece of trash and throw it in the trashcan. Someone driving past you watches the small act of kindness and is inspired to pick up a piece of trash the next time he or she sees it on the ground. Someone watches them and does the same. Look at how one tiny act ripples on and on.
This is just a minor example, but it illustrates the power of inspiration within our actions. The same goes for the words we speak. We can make someone’s day through a compliment or by simply asking how he or she is doing; or we can ruin a day by cursing at a person who made a poor driving decision. Both interactions will leave the people we encounter feeling one way or another: inspired or weak. What kind of ripple effect do you want to create?
The moral of the story is that it doesn’t take a motivational conference to inspire someone to do good. It takes everyday people like you and me to simply be kind in everyday situations. That’s how inspiration takes hold and legacies are made.
How do you want to be remembered?
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