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The Two Types of Inspiration

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The Two Types of Inspiration
It's easy to spend all day searching for inspiration. You can find incredible videos, articles, and news stories, and email them out to all of your friends. But the best (and longest lasting) type of inspiration comes from applying those outside bits of motivation to your own goals.

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2 types of inspiration:

2 types of inspiration:
  • Passive inspiration: Consuming the success and ideas of others;
  • Active inspiration: Creating things, applying new ideas to our goals, and making mistakes.
Passive inspiration can give you ideas, but active inspiration will move you forward.

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Applying inspiration

Applying inspiration

If you come across a good idea, use it. The application of ideas will always be more powerful than the ideas themselves.

There is some motivation in other people's ideas, but the best inspiration comes from the application of ideas, not the consumption of them.

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