Have you ever experienced periods of time during which you felt an absence of your usual self-motivation and inspiration? Throughout life, we all go through peaks and troughs when it comes to both, usually influenced by our environment and those around us. However, we can always find inspiration and motivation for Making Impact from others, like our family, friends, favorite celebrities and more.
Check out these 4 ways you can find inspiration and motivation from the people around you!
- Identify Ways to Form Stronger Connections With Members of Your Family – A simple phone call, invitation to grab coffee or even just actively listening to someone when they speak can lead to a stronger human connection and Make Impact on their lives. For most of us, our families molded us into the people we are today, so it is always important to remember our roots and the family members who have helped us unconditionally. When we connect with family members with the intention of Making Positive Impact in their lives, we also Make Impact on ourselves by strengthening kinship through bonding.
- Find A Mentor Who Has Similar Interest as You – Mentors can be excellent sources of inspiration and motivation when it comes to Making Impact, as they often teach us based on their own lived experiences. They can also provide us with different aspects of human perspective, often without bias, allowing us to truly think outside the box. Connecting with a mentor can boost your own confidence and guide you into a positive mindset that is essential when committing to a lifestyle of Making Impact every day.
- Surround Yourself With Open-Minded People – Growing up, I was often told “You are who you surround yourself with,” and I never fully understood what this meant until much later in life when I discovered how contagious negativity can be. Likewise, surrounding ourselves with people who are actively working to better themselves and others often motivates us to do the same. Spending time with open-minded people can open doors and perspectives that you may have never thought of when it comes to Making Impact.
- Say “YES!” When Opportunity Knocks at Your Door – This may seem easier said than done, but speaking from experience, saying “YES” to the right opportunities can Make Positive Impact on your own life and on the lives of those around you. You can truly ignite a fire within yourself and others when you embrace the power of saying “yes,” whether it’s a spontaneous trip, discovering a random hobby or even something as small as a quick Skype date with a friend. Saying “yes” to something that you’ve never imagined yourself doing can lead to some of the best moments filled with inspiration, motivation and Impact.
Finding inspiration within yourself can be challenging, but the world is full of wonderful people just waiting to motivate you. What other ways do you find inspiration and motivation from those around you? Share with us in the comments below, then download our inspirational graphics to share with family, friends and even strangers!