I've done it.
We're all doing it this time of year.
Reminiscing and evaluating the past.
Anita and I are thirteen and a half years into our journey. It hasn't been what we expected on either end of the spectrum. There have been ups we never could have dreamed along with downs we never saw coming.
Odds are you have a similar story. As a matter of fact, you and I probably have a lot more in common. Expectations, disappointments, dreams and frustrations.
As I've been considering the last few years and planning for the next, I've had a moment of clarity. You see, there's this quiet constant undercurrent of unrest in my heart and mind. This is the source of my drive, confusion, ambition and frustration. I've never understood or even recognized it's presence until now.
What is it?
This thing inside me, and possibly inside you, is a desire. A desire to be inspired. That's what it comes down to for me.
In sports, education, family, friendships, community and work, we're all hoping to be inspired.
We want a coach, teacher, parent, mentor or boss that inspires us to work harder, dream bigger and make a difference. When life gets boring or bland it's because we don't feel inspired. We'll go to conferences, read books, look for new jobs all in hopes of being in a situation that pushes us to be more or opens our eyes see more than we see today.
Think back on your life. I'm guessing that your happiest memories have a common element…something or someone at that time was inspiring you.
If you're frustrated or bored with your current reality, you're probably just in a season without inpiration.
The question is, what are you going to do about it?
Find a mentor, read a book, start a project.
Action leads to inspiration, and inspiration can lead to a movement.