“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.“
–Criss Jami

Who inspires you? Have you given thought to why they inspire you? What is it about them, about what they’ve done, or who they are, that lights a fire in you to create, to build, to grow? Inspiration has the power to drive motivation, at least for a short while. Inspiration, however, is fleeting. As such, it is up to you to find your motivation within.

This is no small task. When the fire of inspiration smolders, it is up to you to maintain the motivation to create, to build, to grow. It is up to you to continue the work long after the inspiration for your motivation has expired. It is up to you to keep going beyond the initial inertia that got you moving to begin with. But how do you do that?

The answer is simple, but the task is difficult: the reasons you find inspiration in others resonate with latent abilities within yourself. You just haven’t developed them to their fullest potential. But you can. Rather than continuing on an endless journey of external inspiration and validation, take the time to feed those inspirational qualities within you. This requires no less than a little courage, but a little courage is something you have. Act on it.

Step out of your ordinary. Step into your own inspiration. Find the motivation within to do the thing you set out to do. This will take a little work, but you’re no stranger to work.

So do the work.

Get moving.
Keep moving.

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