Archives for Inspiration

Inspiration

How to Discover Work You Love

Imagine doing work that you truly enjoy, and not only that, but imagine the work also gives you a sense of meaning and purpose.
What is it that you would be doing?
When we are fulfilled by the work we do we will likely be at our best, and will be engaged and challenged on a daily basis.
When we find this...
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Family

A Tribute to the Leadership Responsibility of Mother’s Everywhere

Mother's Day has arrived and it's time to celebrate the unique responsibilities, challenges and excitement of motherhood.

If you’re a mother, this post is an offering to your happiness and contentment, and a reminder of the indispensable role you fill.

Mothers are a unique leader of their children and family. They fill a crucial role of teaching future generations the power of living a loving and compassionate life.

This is because mothers live...
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Inspiration

What Makes Life Worth Living?

I know it's a heavy question, but really think about it. What makes life worth living? What's most important to you? Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

When it comes to our search for happiness and fulfillment, we can go down many different paths. Some of the paths will end with empty and trivial outcomes, where others will have more memorable experiences full of immense...
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Inspiration

5 Ways to Raise Your Creative Potential

More than ever, creativity is a valuable asset for getting ahead in your career and standing out from the crowd.

For some people, creativity comes naturally, but for other, more left-brained individuals, creativity can be a struggle and an uncommon occurrence.

If we aren't engaging in creative hobbies, like painting or writing, we can become separated from this natural capacity and cease to grow this latent talent.

Fortunately, creativity is a skill anyone can learn and...
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Inspiration

What Are You Deeply Passionate About?

There are certain mornings where I wake up feeling particularly enthusiastic and motivated to start my day because of the activities I get to partake in.

This isn't everyday mind you, at least not yet, but I do hope to continue building my life in this fashion.

I want to live a life filled with passionate pursuits. I love when I have time to write, learn and research, play the drums, and teach and interact...
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Inspiration

You Have More Power than You Think: How to Change the World One Small Step at a Time

I know the title of this post seems lofty and quixotic, but when you think about it, changing the world and making it a better place doesn't have to be as grandiose as people may think.

It's easy to believe we don't have the influence and to tell ourselves, "I'm just one person." "Who am I to make a difference?"

I say these are just excuses. We have a chance to influence thousands of...
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Fulfillment

Three Ways to Expand and Grow as a Person

Life is full of transition and change. It is full of many moments where we learn about who we really are and what life really means to us.

Much of the growth we experience is when we are able to overcome challenges, move beyond our comfort zone, and become a more virtuous and refined person.

Positive psychology offers a few considerations that can help us be stronger in difficult times and begin to look...
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Inspiration

Blending Fear and Pleasure: What is Awe and What Causes it?


Has there ever been a time when you experienced something so marvelous and grand that your hair stood on end and you got goose bumps?

You may not have had a name for this feeling, but it's likely you were experiencing what psychologists call "awe." Awe comes when we feel overwhelmed by greatness, and when we see something powerful and unbelievable we have never seen before.

According to an article by Keltner and Haidt (2003), "...theorists...
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Inspiration

What Can Inspiration Do For You?

Reminisce on Michael Jordan in the championship, Martin Kuther King Jr. presenting his “I Have a Dream” speech, or on any phenomenal act of human nature you can experience.

This is inspiration at its finest, and can be some of the most uplifting emotional experiences.

Inspiration comes during those moments when we see true human excellence. It’s an emotional experience that comes when we encounter extraordinary ability or competence in some...
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Inspiration

Recalling the Courage and Heroism of 9-11

As the anniversary of the 9-11 attack approaches, it most likely brings up some difficult memories. It may stir remembrance of worries for your safety or fears about what was taking place.

I'm sure you remember where you were when the first building was hit. If you weren't frightened by the sight of the first plane exploding into the side of the North Tower, the second tower was hit moments later...
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