One of the things that keeps me motivated and wanting to strive for improvement is how inspired I am at any given time. I think it’s such an important factor contributing to overall ‘success’ in our careers or life otherwise. So, this week I’m going to share two ways I use to stay permanently inspired. Now, being inspired is a personal thing, what inspires me may not inspire you, but I have a strong feeling the following will inspire most of us.
One: Moderate Your Followings
With most of us on social media, it’s easy to be influenced. Both, positively and negatively. But, when we actively decide who to follow, we can actually be positively influenced or inspired, rather. I follow Instagram accounts that share large, expensive properties in Surrey and this helps me work towards (hopefully) owning something similar one day. On Twitter, I follow inspiring thought leaders like Naval and David Perell and this gives me ideas for my own content and where I should be making improvements in my personal life. On YouTube, I watch doctors further in their careers than myself to get inspired and do more to achieve those career milestones. You get the idea, choose who you follow carefully.
Two: Read More Books
Lately, I’ve been feeling less inspired and therefore less creative, then I realised why. I had stopped reading as much. Books are a massive goldmine for inspiration. From self-growth books like Atomic Habits and The Courage To Be Disliked to motivational books like Can’t Hurt Me and The Third Door, there’s just an endless pot of inspiration and incredible ideas tucked away. Now, of course, you don’t have to read. You could listen to a podcast, read blog articles, or watch documentaries, etc. of the same nature and perhaps be equally inspired. But for me, there is something about reading a book, investing that time, and unlocking hidden gems of wisdom that is far is more inspirational. Bottom line: read more, get inspired.
So, these are just two ways I stay inspired. What are some techniques you use to stay inspired? Let me know, I’d love to try some new methods!