You can inspire others.
In a previous post, we shared some thoughts about what it
might look like for you to “be an inspiration.”
An inspirational person is one who fills someone with the urge or
ability to do something. You must be a leader, and you must love and care for
others. In that post, we shared some
thoughts on the first aspect of being an inspiration – leadership. To be a leader, you can confidently be uncommon,
different, and rare.
While being a leader is very important to be an
inspiration, love and care for others also make a huge impact on the way you
inspire others. To be able to inspire more intensely, you must really want people to succeed, and that desire
for their success comes from love and
care for the other person and their
future. Also, remember that others always come before yourself. If you have love and care for
the people that follow you, then you will have a genuine desire for them to
reach their full potential. An
inspirational person should have that loving and caring desire for others.
Inspiration can happen anywhere: at school, on a sports team, at work, at
home . . . wherever you are, there are
endless opportunities to inspire someone else. Basketball player Kobe Bryant
summed it up perfectly when he said, “The most important thing is to try and
inspire people, so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
Anyone can be an inspiration to others, it just takes
leadership, love, care, and a desire to help others reach their full potential
. . . attributes that anyone can have if they choose to embrace them. So, we want to challenge each of you, will
YOU inspire? Will YOU be a leader? Will YOU love and care for others? Will you BE AN INSPIRATION?
Special thanks to
Avery Scott, contributor
George Washington. Mother Teresa. Harriet Tubman. Billy Graham. Martin Luther King. What significant quality do these people all have in common?
Well, they have many of the same great attributes, but the one we want to focus on today is that they had and have the ability to inspire others. They did and, still, are inspiring others.
YOU can inspire others too.
What might it look like for you to “be an inspiration”? An inspirational person is one who fills someone with the urge or ability to do something. You must be a leader, and you must love and care for others. So, this will begin a two-part series on those aspects of being an inspiration, starting with leadership.
You need leadership to “be an inspiration.” Now some of you may be thinking, “I don’t think I can be the inspiration because I’m just not a leader,” but it’s not hard to become a leader. Your actions and your words make you a leader if THEY are inspirational because they make people respect you and look up to you. John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader.” Leaders are needed to influence and inspire others, so leaders can’t just be like anybody else; they have to BE UNCOMMON. They have to be RARE! They have to be DIFFERENT . . . in order to stand out to others as inspiring. So if YOU want to be an inspiration, you can confidently be uncommon, rare, and different! YOU can be a leader!
We’ll look at the second aspect of being an inspiration to others (loving and caring for others) in our next blog.
You’ve got an issue . . . a situation . . . a problem. You don’t know how it’s going to work out. Or you don’t know how to make it happen. Or you have to make an ultimate decision, but you have no idea what the right choice should be. So what do you do when you don’t know what to do?
Let’s say you drive to a nearby city at night. You pull out of your driveway with your lights on. Do your lights shine all the way to your destination? Of course not. So what do you do? You drive a little bit into what you CAN see, and you see a little bit further down the road. Then you continue to drive a little more into what you can see, and you see even further down the road. And then, at some point, the destination is reached.
What about that issue/situation/problem that you have? How do you handle it? You may not be able to see how it’s all going to work out. You may not see the end result. But do you have enough “light” to take a step or two? What steps might you take? Would taking those steps be worth your while? If you think they would, take heart . . . take courage . . . and take those steps. They may be the steps that get you to your ultimate destination.
When is the last time you had a family dinner with your children? You know, that thing that people used to do back in the 1980’s? 🙂 Put a D.D.D. on the calendar . . . and see what happens. If it goes well, consider making it regular event. You may find that, though it takes time and effort, it is worth your (and your family’s) while.
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But you don’t have to spend money to build your relationship with your child. You just have to spend your time. Are you doing that? We believe that you will find, if you have not already, that spending quality time with your children or young loved ones is worth your while.
Every child needs to have someone invest in him or her. Why not let that be you? Take steps to invest time into your child.