We all need inspiration not only to inspire ourselves, but also to inspire others. We need motivation not only for using once, but for our everyday living. Managers and leaders need a dose of inspiration to influence their followers towards achieving their common goals. Businessmen and marketers want to be a model of inspiration to convince their customers and get loyalty from them. We all want to be inspired. We also want to become inspirational persons to others. If you want to inspire a lot of people, here’s your guide on how to be more inspiring in 10 ways.
1. Listen to what the world needs
Be caring and compassionate. See what’s happening in your surroundings – your people and your environment. Use your heart to listen to the misery and suffering of your friends and neighbors. Find out and understand the problems that we all share in common, such as fear and discontentment.
2. Open your eyes and have a great vision
Try to picture a world or a community with peace, order and prosperity. It’s far from being possible, but by faith and hope, you will have a good vision. The world may be too far to achieving peace and prosperity, but you are too near to attaining these things for yourself and for a few numbers of people whom you can lead.
3. Have your heart a burning desire
Don’t fall asleep into dreaming. Make your goals realistic and achievable. Don’t just put your goal in your mind, but put it in your heart like you can’t live without it when it’s gone. You need to have a glowing aura that captures everyone’s impression.
4. Think of a solution
Be certain with your plans and actions. Be wise and solve an equation. You need to speak not only problems and questions, but most importantly, solutions and answers. Remember that direction is useless without destination. Likewise, destination is futile without direction. Thus, you should have both.
5. Solve your personal problems
You should test and justify your solutions to your personal problems. Be a manifestation of self-discipline, peacefulness, joy, patience, diligence, humility and many other great virtues. You should show to others that you have overcome your own vices and weaknesses, such as greed, pride, envy and selfishness. Remember that you can’t develop others if you don’t have personal development on yourself.
6. Run for others’ lives
By developing yourself, you will have the strength and power to help yourself and help others. By finding your inner self and attaining inner peace, you become selfless. You don’t need to be worried anymore to your enlightened self. Hence, you will have more time and dedication to help other people. Because your own life is secured, you can live in helping and prioritizing other lives.
7. Speak the truth
Be a light to others. The truth may hurt or comfort now, but it will always bear freedom now or in the future. People may be afraid of a sudden light, but eventually they will stay and stick to it where a place becomes brighter. Hence, always be honest and speak the things that can set people free.
8. Hold on to your point
The point, which includes our values, beliefs and principles, are the foundations in our life. If you will stand and strongly hold on unto them, you can build a tough personality. Also, make sure that you will have the principles that are worth dying for. If your foundation in life is worth dying for, you will never be afraid to stand and fight for your point. If you have a great point, people will follow you.
9. Love truly
This is difficult and may require a lot of suffering. Understanding the meaning of true love is even hard. How much more doing love? But the key to understanding love is doing it. That is why if you don’t understand what true love is… just do love. Love is actually the thing that binds all your good virtues. It binds your patience, diligence, honesty, kindness and compassion to work as a powerful single force. Inspiring people become inspirational because they have loved.
10. Stay humble
Finally, you should maintain your inspiration. You should keep yourself inspiring and encouraging to others. You can preserve your inspiration by staying humble. With humility, you become a person who’s always ready to serve and go along with other people. With humility, you don’t stop learning and you continue improving, helping and inspiring.
Inspire yourself and keep inspiring other people!