Friday, December 11, 2015

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." by Arzizzle

Jack London said, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club”. I typically wait for inspiration to come to me when given a task. Inspiration usually has to be natural occurrence. But when deadlines are around the corner or I’m just feeling down, I find inspiration already in my life. We are surrounded by so much good, so much sky, but the clouds have our attention. We don't count our blessings but rather focus on negativity. Whenever I seek inspiration I try to remember all the love in my life, the things I've already faced and where I'm heading. It helps motivate me and inspires me every day.

However, inspiration is not only found in the good in our life but also through our struggles. I see our past struggles as the most inspiring thing there is. The will to fight, the will to continue in the face of disaster is beautiful. We all have our struggles or obstacle we need to overcome. Instead of allowing it to waiver over our heads, or repress memories of a hard time, why not draw strength from it? It's a great way to take negativity and turn into something amazing.

Along with difficulties we have the people in our lives that help us face problems head on .The road in not a smooth place, there are storms, horrible drivers, and casualties at every creeping corner. But our passengers, the people in our lives inspire us more than anything. They make us laugh at every tensed thought, and smile after dodging potholes, which is great because life's a bumpy road. They cheer me on, keep me company, take away my fear and inspire me to keep driving. In the hardest moments on the road, they remind you to peer into your rearview mirror and smile at all the road we’ve already overcome. Inspiration is not a hard feat to attain if you look into your past and own life. It is present in past experiences. It exists in all the people you love and admire and it exists in your future goal or “destination.”

1 comment:

"Ivy League School" by Monica Cody

When I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to go to Harvard. To study what, I don’t know. I barely knew what Harvard was, other than th...