Today is a day of celebration! The day we celebrate the beginning of Fabi’s collaboration at La Loba. After a year, we have already 13 posts made in partnership. Then nothing more appropriate than talking about inspiration to celebrate the day! Numerous ideas for the blog are born by our exchanges of emails, from a sentence of Fabi: Why don’t you write about it at La Loba? But her inspiration goes far beyond that, Fabi brings a unique energy to the blog, leonine, solar, optimistic and a Hobbit way of being! Today’s post was born about few months ago, one day I was down and Fabi sent me a selection of Richard Armitage pictures with some motivational phrases. So, you know, an idea came to me and I challenged her to transform those images into gifs! Fabi accepted the challenge and today we have the result. So, to all those who visit La Loba we leave you with one single challenge: “Inspire yourself”!
Text from J.D. Meier of Sources of Insight
Inspiration is a powerful force, and inspired action is one of the most powerful ways to motivate yourself. If you inspire yourself, you light your fire from the inside out. Here are six ways to light the fire and inspire yourself to take action:
1. Be decisive. Make a decision and “go.” If you waffle back and forth on things, or can’t make up your mind, you spend a lot of energy in paralysis. Instead, decide on something you want, and test it. The act of making a decision and taking action will build momentum, and fuel your fire and fan your flames. Rather than trying to figure everything out up front, start taking action, test your path, and learn and adapt along the way.
2. Draw from inspirational words of wisdom. Quotes are your friend. Whenever you need to summon your inner-strength, it helps if you have little one-liner reminders that keep you going. One of my favorites is by Winston Churchill, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
3. Stand on the “shoulders of giants.” Find some role models and heroes to use to lift your spirits and paint a canvas of possibility. Just having some examples under your belt can inspire you to new levels. Chances are, no matter what problem or challenge you’re up against, somebody’s been there and done that. If not exactly, then at least you can draw from similar experiences.
4. Play the favorite scenes in your mind. We all have favorite scenes from movies over the years. It’s those scenes of triumph, or courage, or an incredible move that inspires us. Have these at your mental fingertips and draw from them. Continue to fill and expand your collection by paying attention to the scenes that move you. You can also draw from scenes in real life. We all have our shining moments. Keep those close, and think of them as flash cards to whip out when you need it most. Simply see the scene in your mind, remember the feeling, and use that to fire you up.
5. Observe the nature. The world around us is full of stories. Inspire yourself for nature, in its eternal cycle of birth, death and rebirth. Inspire yourself from the wildlife and the beauty of the flowers, it bring us numerous solutions to the different challenges of life. Just observe its lessons.
6. Listen to music. Most of the time when I’m writing, or need to make a decision, I’ll listen to music. Certain songs I listen to give me ideas or energy for action. Need not be the best song in the world, just need to take the right hit!