Intentionally Inspire(d)

We’re only going to get one go-round at this thing called life; therefore I believe we should make every possible effort, every day, to be both inspired and to inspire.

Seek out things that motivate you to your own personal greatness. Apply yourself. Set goals, and challenge the old way of doing things. Action will create results. You just have to get out of your own way. Don’t be afraid of failure: one thing I’ve learned is that once you fail at the thing you feared failing the most, the fear is gone and your new-found freedom to live fearlessly is insatiable. I think too many of us limit ourselves to a box philosophy that we need to fit inside this box, only accomplish so much, and accept that reality. But there just is so much more outside of the box to be discovered! Find your passion and pursue it relentlessly.

Once you’ve been inspired in your own way (and it does have to start with you investing in yourself, so that you can then actually and validly invest in others), seek out opportunities to intentionally inspire others. We all can use a cheerleader once in a while. Maybe someone has a great idea and they’ve been mulling it for a while now. Do what you can to help them turn their idea into action and into a result. Through supporting and helping others, you can help to positively impact, and truly change for the better, this world in which we live. Inspiring others can take many forms, and whatever works best for you will be dependent upon who you are. I like to inspire both by providing encouragement, advice, council (when I have it and it actually is valuable to contribute), and action when needed/it aligns with my passions. Be confident on behalf of the person until they find it themselves, if need be.

If you can look back on your day and identify at least one thing that inspired you and one way in which you inspired another person, then I’d say it was a pretty successful day.

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Becca Lingley

Hi, I’m Becca. I am a huge fan of doing things that make the world a better place. Generally that’s through helping one person at a time but I also like helping nonprofits and ideas be successful. I enjoy working in education because personal and professional development is so fulfilling and helping others achieve that experience and develop their abilities is personally rewarding.I love buying local and being local, baking my own bread, supporting my community, reading resumes, living a healthy lifestyle, getting excited about and championing new ideas (coworking!). I love economic development, though I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with it. I’m an idealist and a believer, with a personal life goal of doing my part to make the world a better place.

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