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What Inspires You?

What inspires you?What inspires you?

What do you find inspiring?

Stop now, for one moment, and consider your answer to these two questions.

Comment on this article right in the comment area and name five inspirational people, stories, images, whatever you find meaningful to inspiring you and enter it into the conversation.

Please do return now to reading the rest of the article.

Here is a Merriam Webster Definition of Inspiration:

1 a :  a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b :  the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c :  the act of influencing or suggesting opinions

2 :  the act of drawing in; specifically :  the drawing of air into the lungs

3 a :  the quality or state of being inspired b :  something that is inspired <a scheme that was pure inspiration>

4 :  an inspiring agent or influence

Seriously this is an article calling out to the readers for their feedback.

Is there a person you keep a photo of nearby your work place because their image and the related stories around what they have done or are doing will inspire you every time you see their image?

At this time not really looking for how to get inspired such as – take a long walk, meditate, or other activities – actually these may be asked of you in a future article.

This time it would be great to hear from you if there is a specific story or a person or possibly even a certain type of music which you feel inspired by. Maybe a recording of an inspirational speaker? What works best for you?

Some people may be inspired by nature. This may be in the form of flowers, trees and the forest or the stars and planets visible in the sky on a clear night.

For me, I’m inspired by the stories of people who overcome a great obstacle or obstacles and are now either on their way or right in the middle of great achievements. Each of the stories in this category are so uplifting and leave you with the feeling you are able to accomplish anything when you put your mind into it!

Consider passing this article along to your friends, family members and contacts as their feedback on what inspires them would be helpful to me as well.

Thank you in advance!

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, speaker and trainer based in Stamford, CT.


  1. I’m inspired by beautiful music, like Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake (both by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.) I’m inspired by nature, especially beautiful sunsets, cloud formations and exquisite water scenes. I’m inspired by people who have challenges and remarkably have overcome them. If I were to name specific people who have inspired me, I would mention my parents who were the best role models for my brother and me. My father, a renown artist, was able to replicate the most idyllic pictorial landscapes and still lifes. To be able to represent beauty in art is a skill that most people can only imagine, but few can accomplish. My father is someone I think about each day, now that he has passed, and I continue to be inspired by the gifts of art he has left as his legacy.

    • Debbie, What wonderful memories you have to be inspired by! Thank you so much for sharing your love of music, nature and people.