How many hours have you spent searching for inspiration, throwing penny after penny into the proverbial well hoping that the evasive answer to a relentless problem will appear as if by magic?
For me, inspiration doesn't always come easy and it takes effort to keep the ideas flowing.
I am, as many of us are, inspired by others. Acts of courage, selfless attitudes, success... But rather than wish for what they've achieved, I want to carve out my own path. Sometimes I reach an unexpected crossroad and need to take a new, sometimes unknown path, but still my path.
Although as an educationalist I hope to inspire others; my motivation is still to be inspired. Without the passion, courage, determination and drive to take our ideas and dreams, and put them in to practice we are wasting the opportunity to be the best we can be. Taking our quirky individuality and having the courage to learn, grow, make mistakes as we continue to pursue what we believe in.
My best ideas come to me when I least expect them to but having a clear focussed unobstructed mind allows me the time to solve problems, critique ideas and above all, dream big!
As the months and years go by and I grow 'erm' more experienced, my urge to innovate, grow and influence positive change increases and although there are times when we must take a detour at a crossroads, sometimes carving out a new path, it doesn’t mean we change our goals or compromise the belief in ourselves, we’re just taking a different path to get there.
Our search for inspiration shouldn't be an arduous task. We should enjoy the journey as we grow and flourish through our belief in our ability to achieve our ambitions and be who we’re meant to be.