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Do We Really Need Inspiration?

Maybe we do. Maybe we don’t.

90% of the time, I’m not inspired — not inspired to read, not inspired to write, not inspired to exercise.

But I find, and I’m certain you will too, that if you gain momentum “inspiration will find you.” And the best part about it is that you don’t have to go far.

Take the first step and next thing you know, you’re taking another step, and another — by the time you know it, you’ve created a masterpiece. Or a body of work. Or recording 100 episodes of a podcast. Or read 2 books this month.

Here’s the secret, we’re already “inspired.” How?

Let’s look at the definition of the word “inspire.”

in·spire/inˈspī(ə)r/

1. fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

“his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin writing”

2. breathe in (air); inhale.

Most of us lean on the first definition but the second definition is powerful as well. Why? Because we’re breathing.

And while we’re breathing we have inspiration.

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Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd

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