As I was writing confidence, I began to think about what it is like when you feel truly inspired.
There have been many times throughout my life when I have felt truly inspired – my Head Master at Primary School, inspired us all and continued to inspire children every day for the next 16 years.
My Dad, who despite some really tough times he taught me and my brother how to be good people and most importantly to believe in ourselves.
My Mother in Law, who every single day gives selflessly to everyone around her and is so filled with compassion it is humbling to see.
But, if I am 100% honest I have never used this inspiration as much as I could have. I have said to myself so many times, I am going to be better, try harder, do more and like most of us I have maintained it for a couple of days but never really made that change to the best of my ability – A bit like when I say ‘right, from tomorrow I am back on the diet’ and a few dates later I have once again fallen of the wagon.
I am lucky enough to be a mum to my gorgeous little one IC and I want him to grow being inspired everyday by me, with what I do for work, my outlook on life but most importantly on how I help him to grow and learn.
So, there it is, throughout all of the inspiration I have been lucky enough to have throughout my life, a little 1 year old, who just wants to absorb everything around him is the inspiration I need to be a better person, to be more thoughtful and ultimately teach him to be kind, compassionate and loving as he grows up.
When were you last inspired to be better or to make a change? Not sure? Why don’t you have a look around you?
The Inspiration could be lurking in the place you expect to find it.