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inspiration_wInspiration is what drives us to do great feats. It could be a feat that was carried out by another person or something tragic that makes you want to win. This just goes to show you can get inspiration from just about anything so you just have to find yours.

There are many places where you can get inspiration. It could be from a book that you read, a movie which you saw or something you saw with your own eyes. If this gets you motivated and makes you want to do something similar, then you have found your inspiration.

What you have to do now is choose the goals you want to achieve. Naturally, what you want to achieve will take time. This means you have to come up with a plan so this can be completed and you achieve the wanted result.

Let’s say you want to win in a competition. Regardless of what sport it is, you have to get in shape. Since it is rare that athletes train on their own, you have to find a club or a coach who will be in charge of your training regimen.

From now until the day of the competition, you just have to practice day in and day out. Focus on your technique and build up your endurance. Come race day, it is you against the other competitors and hopefully, you could end being the winner.

But what if you know that and you know someone who needs some inspiration. Well, you can be the good Samaritan and help them find it so they can perform a similar feat. Apart from helping find their inspiration, you should also show them how to get it. When they have done so, they will be thankful for your help and you will feel good about your noble gesture.

You can be an inspiration to others by also setting a good example. Ever heard the line, “practice what you preach.” Well, this is your moment and if people see what you are doing, they will do the same because they know you are being a good role model.

Another way to inspire others is to show that you care. Talk to people and ask how they are. Learn to know what they like and don’t like. Find out if they have problems and offer your help.

At the same time, talk about yourself and share your own experiences with these people. Your words of wisdom will help a lot especially if they are now going through a situation similar to yours. One way to make you look human is to share not only your successes but also your failures.

A good example is at work since you are surrounded by colleagues and newbies. If you are one of the most senior ones around, naturally people will look up to you and follow your instructions. Should there be some newcomers, give them a warm welcome so they don’t feel nervous working with you on the first day.

Every so often, go around and talk to your group. Give them the chance to speak their minds because they may have good ideas that can help the organization. Should these suggestions work out, don’t take the credit but hand it to them. This shows that you are fair with your people and they will respect you even more.

In both instances, to be able to inspire others, you have to be a good communicator. You have to be able to speak your mind and share your thoughts. If you can make people imagine what is happening, the better.

If you don’t know how to communicate properly, enroll in a class that allows you to do so. Not everyone is a good speaker but with some practice, you can get the hang of it.

We are all beacons of inspiration. We don’t have to be heads of state or leaders to do that since we can in our own little way inspire ourselves or even others to do more with their lives. It just takes a little effort to ask ourselves and people what they want so we can plan what needs to be done and make it happen.

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