A little inspiration is all we need

A little inspiration is all we need

A little inspiration is all we need to pick ourselves up in difficult times because let’s get real there will not be many people willing to do that in your time of need. You will have to learn to get over obstacles by yourself and motivate yourself so much so that nobody can put you down or make you feel bad about yourself.

all we need is a little inspiration

As the French writer, Simone de Beauvoir says “J’accepte la grande aventure d’etre moi” in her book The Second Sex, which means “I accept the grand adventure of being me”. You must accept yourself but often we misunderstand self-love with being stubborn and not wanting to work on ourselves.

It took a lot of time, confusion and even some anger infused tears, before I learnt my lesson but I must say I had a lot of help. I always had good teachers to learn from and literature helped a lot too. It’s always a good idea to turn to good books and inspirational poems in bad times, we must have some good stories and poems to turn to.

it doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

 

Here are some quotes that have helped me in my times of need

“It’s not that the things are difficult so we don’t dare; Its because we don’t dare the things are difficult.”

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

 “Failure means you have now learnt another lesson that pushes you one step closer to success” – Steve Harvey

“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people- the ones who belong in your life- will come to you. And stay. – Will Smith

“In order to be successful a person has to do a lot of things they are uncomfortable with” – Steve Harvey

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

you are braver than you think

 

Always tell yourself I am not here to be average. I am here to be awesome.

 

bloom where you are planted

Bloom where you are planted. There are people who have shown us that it can be done with whatever little or no resources. Then what stops us? What stops us from pursuing what we always dreamed of and what we are meant to be.

My teacher Mr Gilbert Bose always said to me that “if anybody can do it, you can do it too” and I believed him. In the worst of times, I was able to keep my head up because of the many inspiring lessons he taught me. His words always bring me great comfort and courage. He was the best thing that ever happened to me and to many others. It’s because of him that I have a life that is full of inspiration and love. Without him, I would never have been able to live my life the way I do.

He taught me many things that I always carried with me and will always do but most of all he taught me a great poem called “IF” on the day I saw him for the first time. It’s the greatest advice that anybody could ever have irrespective of where you stand in life, what your circumstances are and if you have anything, to begin with. So here it is-

If

by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
 
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
 
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
 
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
 
 
You got to nourish to flourish

 

Ask yourself, What will your legacy be? What will you be remembered for? 

This is what keeps me going. What is it that keeps you inspired?

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