Inspired to greatness
Curt Rosengren on Life
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you being what you know you could be? Are you achieving what you truly could achieve? Are you creating the life you want, or are you settling for what's within reach?
I don't think it's a stretch to say that most people go through life without tapping into their real potential. It might be because they have no idea how much potential they really have, or because they don't believe they can, or because it just seems like to much work. There are a bazillion reasons why.
I'm no exception. Much as I'd like to claim the mantle of The Enlightened One, the reality is that I can get in my own way and I can think too small. I also make a conscious effort to find ways to get out of my way and to think bigger.
One of the most valuable things I have learned to incorporate into my journey is the inspiration of others. That inspiration has many faces. It can come from the stories of people I've never met who have accomplished great things or overcome overwhelming odds, or it can come in the shape of a friend who will kick my butt into action.
Along the way I've been fortunate to have many people who have fed my inspiration. Friends and family, heroes, mentors, even critics have all inspired me to keep taking it beyond where I am to where I could be.
Where do you find your inspiration?