Inspiration is what my blog is all about so I thought I would begin my first journal entry with three of my favorite inspirational quotes.
“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” – Tony Robbins
“Our chief want is someone to inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first quote by Picasso, I believe, is probably the most important because I firmly believe that we must be busy to get inspired. I know that I’ve had the best ideas for this blog as well as for the other things that I do in my life when I’ve been really busy. Busyness brings inspiration. When your mind is busy, your unconscious is also busy coming up with ways to keep you busy. At least, that’s my theory. It’s motivation for me not to sit around and allow my inspiration muscle to wain.
The second quote by Tony Robbins is quite inspiring in and of itself. We are not lazy, just uninspired. When you get truly motivated or inspired about something, you hustle. You want to get to working on it as soon as possible and get it done well! This quote is saying that all people need is proper inspiring goals and they won’t be “lazy” anymore.
The last quote by Emerson is so profound. We truly do want someone to inspire us to be who or what we always knew we could be. Having someone give us that validation feels wonderful. Emerson was brilliant, but even he most likely needed that validation as well.