I feel that every person alive is on their own journey, and none of us know exactly where we are going or why. Like any epic journey, we face trials and tribulations, and sometimes the most difficult thing is to keep moving forwards. During the times when we are stuck in emotional quick sand or life plants a mountain the size of Everest in front of us, we could all use a little encouragement, inspiration, motivation and support. I know there are times when I need it, and I’m sure that there are times that my readers need it as well. This is why I love to write motivational and inspirational posts.
I have had times where I have felt that I was caught in a rut. Sometimes it was writers block, sometimes it was a complicated or even toxic relationship, or just life in general… and there has always been something that had inspired me to move out of it (not that it is ever easy to claw your way out of a rut). Sometimes the words of a loved one, a stranger, or even words that were never directly meant for me have given me the strength and courage to keep moving in the hardest or darkest of times.
As beings, we all have something to give. We all have the power to inspire, encourage and motivate. You don’t have to be a writer to do this; you could speak powerful words, create artwork, or simply inspire through your own actions. When we do this, it is really not only for ourselves, but it is for those who we may not know need it.
Think about it, when we think about inspirational people, those who have inspired us are usually ordinary people who have done the extraordinary. Think of maybe a parent, friend or sibling who has inspired you in some way. Or even Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr.,Chief Dan George, and Maya Angelou were all ordinary people who made the decision to make change in the world, despite odds or opposition, they weren’t willing to give up.
“Ordinary” is what makes inspiration so absolutely beautiful and powerful. It means that we each have the power to do something extraordinary, whether that means inspiring the world or just one person. Even as I write this, right now, I hope that this encourages someone to use their gift to motivate or inspire someone else. Because really… why not?