Inspiration in life is important because it encourages us to pursue our dreams, to continue doing what is needed in attaining success or even to continue surviving everyday’s ordeal. The ups and downs in life that a person continuously experience can sometimes drain one’s reservoir of inspiration; thus, the question many of us ask is “Where do I find my inspiration in life?” Searching for inspiration, you do not necessarily need to climb the highest mountains or dive the deepest oceans. Inspiration can be sought for through simple means.

Once you’ve done these things, you should be a more fertile field in which God can grow inspiration. (By the way: if you don’t believe in God, don’t worry. God believes in you.) And if you feel your own Follow me growing, your sense of purpose for your mission will also grow. And so will the inspiration others draw from your leadership.

Fact: A real indication of lack of motivation is when we use the word ‘try’. ‘I will try’ means I am not really committed but I feel I ‘should’ be. Rather than choosing to do something because we really want to, we give it a try. Have you ever met someone that has been trying to give up smoking? Answer one question: Do they or don’t they smoke? The answer is they are still smoking. If they weren’t they would not be trying to give it up, they would have done it. How well do you think it works when you feel you ‘should’ give up smoking, ‘should’ lose weight, ‘should’ drink less or ‘should’ exercise more, when you don’t really want to?

Start paying attention to what catches your eye and take note. Where or what inspires you? Some common sources include pictures, childhood memories, favorite movies, books or pieces of music, friends, family, and pets, travel destinations you may or may not have been to, works of art, nature, seasons, holidays, celebrities and more. Did you find anything that you like, that stimulates your mind to creative thought or the making of art? Congratulations! You found inspiration!

Studies have proven that the ability of money to provide motivation is very limited. It is only motivating people when they have a relatively small, simple task to perform over a short period of time. The more complex and long term the task is, the less money will be a true motivation factor.

My lifelong mission has been to inspire people… myself, as well as others. That’s why I’ve been drawn to pursuits in the arts – I’ve been a singer, an actor, and a writer throughout my life, whatever else I may have been doing for money. And I’ve been fortunate enough to make a fair amount of my living from my creative endeavors, too. This experience has taught me something about inspiration, the forces that work against it, and what it takes to kindle (and rekindle) your passion for work and life.

Once in a new surrounding with fresh scenes of inspiration be prepared to experiment and try new things. Use techniques you wouldn’t usually try and allow the ideas to flow freely. Linked to this is practise. Try something that appeals to you then keep practising until you start achieving what you had in mind. It’s the outside the box thinkers who come up with unique ideas because they aren’t afraid to experiment.

Imagination is the essential ingredient. Maintain your imagination, feed it often, exercise it daily, and it will serve you well. When you do, inspiration will take its proper place and do exactly what it is designed to do – feed the fire.