Thursday, January 3, 2013

Inspire Me

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: 

“Our chief want is someone who will
inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

At times, we simply need a nudge, a gentle suggestion, a word of encouragement to jump-start us in a direction we have always wanted to go. 

This is a two-way street.  First, we seek those outside motivators for our own lives, and then we have the privilege of becoming that source, that spark for someone else.  What a kick.

Some people simply need to be told

“You can do it.”

Simple to say.  More difficult to believe. 

That’s why others sometimes need your eyes (insight) and your words of esteem and encouragement. 

Thinking about something is well and good, but the courage to put actions to thoughts is sometimes scary.  We feel vulnerable.  We fear failure.  We fear being made to look the fool.  We fear being shamed.

That is when you and I come in through the door. 

We jump-start. 
   We spark. 
      We ignite. 
         We push. 
            We encourage. 

We believe in them and paint pictures
of what they might become.

Paint some pictures.

Inspire someone today!

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time

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