Finding inspiration everywhere

Contributing Writer

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, inspiration is “something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create.” 

To me, inspiration is more than that. Inspiration, in my mind, is something quite like a superpower. I would even go so far as to say that inspiration is a major part of what it means to be human. 

Just think about it: Our entire world and the society we live in is all because of how its inhabitants have been inspired. It takes shape in many different forms, can be used for good or evil and every person on earth can experience it. It’s an amazing thing to think about.

Inspiration has no rules. It doesn’t have to be a deep and philosophical quote. It doesn’t have to be a world leader. Being inspired can come from anywhere. It could be the sunset, your religion or the color of your significant other’s eyes. Inspiration can sprout from the smallest of things and, yet, can be so powerful and influential. It doesn’t just show up out of the blue, however. I believe that it isn’t until one begins to really find themselves that they can be truly inspired.

Now, I haven’t always thought this way. Before a year ago, I had never felt the slightest touch of inspiration. I could set goals and follow through with them, but that was only because it was required of me. Whenever asked about my inspirations in an online quiz or those “get to know you” handouts that were given at school, an answer was never available. Coasting through life had become the norm. Then, out of nowhere, I began to find myself, and I was inspired. 

Often, you have to look no further than inside yourself to come across your inspiration. 

Your inspiration can be a lot closer than you think. So, go out and find yourself. Get inspired.