What inspires you?

Recently My wife and I went to the cinema to watch a film called ‘The Greatest Showman.’ Although I found it a good watch, it was a few weeks afterwards that I came across a clip on You Tube of an audition for one of the songs in the film.  It was so good that I’ve watched it many times since.  It really inspired me for different reasons.  If you look it up I think you’ll agree (search for Greatest Showman audition – This is me with Keala Settle)

In a culture where everything is about measuring ability, talent or success, we often overlook the importance of inspiration.

We all like to be inspired, don’t we?

Inspiration can propel a person from apathy to possibility.  

We love nothing more than seeing ordinary people do the extraordinary.  Seeing people achieve way more than they can imagine, or influencing others in ways they don’t even realise, is really powerful.

We can all recount people and events that have inspired us.  We in turn will have inspired others ourselves, perhaps without even knowing we had done so.

Life is so busy and we get caught up in the speed of it all, therefore an occasional pause to consider the impact of inspiration in our lives is a good thing.  Also, thinking about how we inspire others is important too.  Often when we take time to inspire others, we ourselves are inspired as a result.

2 thoughts on “What inspires you?”

  1. Seamus Donnelly says:

    Funny. An old guy at work told me about this clip. It was very inspiring as it started out quite bland then the energy started to flow.. With all the singers bouncing of each others enthusiasm.

    1. Derek says:

      Less of the old guy 🙂

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