Every person I work with opens up a new conversation for learning and growing. I wish I could write everything I learn about relationships in a day! People excite me and inspire me to share from my heart. My passion for learning…and sharing continues!
When I was at the Global Influence Summit in Florida this month one of the thought leaders talked about the difference between motivation and inspiration. They summed it up in these few words. Simply put ‘motivation’ comes from outside of us and ‘inspiration’ comes from within us! How cool is that!
When I think back years ago to my days of being on the Weight Watchers diet to lose weight, I was literally motivated by the weigh scale. I wanted ‘the scale’ outside of me to tell me I was eating on program and I was going to lose weight. I can’t even say if I was inspired from within at the time.
Now when I think of my trip to Florida I have a whole different perspective on life. On the way down to Florida, I experienced 3 flight cancellations and 1 missed flight. I got to the place of surrender asking my Divine if I was supposed to even be going at all. My daughter asked me, ‘mom do you want to go?’ I said yes I did. I really felt inspired from within to move through whatever was put on my path no matter how difficult it was. So much has changed for me now.
What about you? Are you motivated from outside of you….or are you inspired from within? When I think of how different every day can be in your life, I can only imagine you may be motivated at times and inspired at other times.
Awareness leaves us in the most empowered place.
I met an amazing thought leader who owns Shady Oak Primary School in Richmond, Texas. Her name is Debbie Kruger Elder. Debbie says, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.” One thing I learned about Debbie is her and her students wrote a book called ‘What Every Cool Kid Deserves to Know!’ It’s a book written by kids for kids on how to be successful in life. If you are inspired to make a difference in the life of a child, here is the link: http://www.lulu.com/…/paperback/product-22819856.html
May you find what works for you…find your own truth…and you will always be guided to feel at peace inside.
Sheila Unique, Relationship Expert
Trainer & Speaker