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50 Ways to Find Inspiration

Find Inspiration In Possibilities

  • Try something you think you can’t do but want to try.
  • Teach someone to do something and tap into your potential as a leader.
  • Learn something new and forget about the limitations of time.
  • List all the things you’d like to do in your lifetime and create a board with pictures of all of those things.
  • Brainstorm for ideas for a new project.
  • Look for solutions to your problem.
  • Submit your resume for a dream job instead of assuming you can’t get it.
  • Connect with like-minded people.

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Find Inspiration In Yourself

  • Disconnect for a while and write in a journal.
  • Embrace a new healthy habit that can better your life.
  • Take a day to do only the things you enjoy.
  • Try something new and enjoy going beyond your comfort zone.
  • Sing in the shower. Release your feelings through music.
  • Recognize in yourself the strengths you see in other people.
  • Consciously let go of something that doesn’t serve you.
  • Reflect on your life and the difference you made in the world.

Find Inspiration In People

  • Ask loved ones what’s the most important thing they’ve ever learned.
  • Ask people what they’re grateful for.
  • Ask your parents what you were like as a child.
  • Join an organization of people making a positive difference in the world.
  • Read an autobiography by someone who has marched to the beat of their own drummer.
  • Listen to music that moves you and think about what the songwriter felt when they wrote it.
  • Spend time with children and see the world through their eyes.

Find Inspiration In Possibilities

  • Try something you think you can’t do but want to try.
  • Teach someone to do something and tap into your potential as a leader.
  • Learn something new and forget about the limitations of time.
  • List all the things you’d like to do in your lifetime and create a board with pictures of all of those things.
  • Brainstorm for ideas for a new project.
  • Look for solutions to your problem.
  • Submit your resume for a dream job instead of assuming you can’t get it.
  • Connect with like-minded people.

Find Inspiration On The Web

  • Watch a TED video to learn about inspiring ideas.
  • Search the web for inspiring content, people who overcame adversity and ways to change the world.
  • Join a forum of people who can relate to your challenges.
  • Share yourself vulnerably and authentically in a video or blog post—give inspiration to receive it.
  • Watch Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.

Find Inspiration In Nature

  • Walk in nature, practice mindfulness, and lose track of time for a while.
  • Meditate or practice yoga in a park.
  • Watch your pets in nature and try to emulate their mindfulness and playfulness.
  • Take a camera outside and photograph beautiful things.
  • Practice deep breathing while listening to nature sounds.
  • Draw or paint a scene outside your window.
  • Take a look at nature art, pictures and documentaries.

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  • Self-Discipline: Get better at ignoring the negative voice in your head.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Learn how to maximize your results.
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