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.