What Inspires Me:My Family and Game Changing People -John Worthey 5 Oct 14

I am inspired most by my parents,grand parents and sister . The reason for this are quite obvious. I observed them and knew them ever since I was born . It was very natural for me as a young child to get impressed by even their minor achievement, and want to follow in their footsteps. Besides they took special care to teach me skills, habits and ideas, that I have found very useful in my later life.

This year has definitely opened my eyes to life and how important everyday it is to live your dreams. As we get older hospitals over take weddings and illness takes over health. Last month my two beautiful girls lost their granny, on the day of the funeral they read out two poems which granny wrote for them both to read. I was so proud of them both on the day. Granny was inspirational in so many ways for the girls. This brought back memories of my nan who passed away nearly 9 years ago, I was away yet again with my work, so I asked for my few words to be read at the service.

My professional career in the military as a Royal Marine has introduced me to people who will stop at nothing to make a positive difference to other peoples lives in countries around the world. I am fortunate to come across quite a few of these game changing people and the desire and drive is what has influenced my life. This has given me the drive and self belief to never stop at your goals.

“Steve Jobs-“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do” 

Uninspired? My mum and grandparents use to say never stop trying and some day it will happen. My experiences have taught me to focus on me. Try to impress yourself. Try to top your best efforts. Set up your life, so in the end you will look back and be proud. And that’s what I mean by living an inspired life.

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Wouldn’t it be cool if every single day we faced big opportunities that could change our lives? What if every day was the Olympic race we’d been training for or the job interview we’d been dreaming of for years? Guess what, it’s not. Every day is just that it’s another day. But it’s the little steps that propel us forward. The same attitude you would apply to a big important event, that’s how you should approach your everyday tasks. For example, let’s say your dream was to write a novel. And you think, “If only I had a book deal, then I would wake up early every day and write.” Wrong. You should do that anyway, without a book deal. You’ve got to have the attitude of the inspired even if you don’t have the circumstances just yet. As I get out of bed every morning the mirror says “Good Morning!”

Inspiration is not always going to find you. There are times when you just don’t feel it. Maybe the weather has you feeling blue (it will this week!).  Maybe you are going through some painful circumstances, like a break up or losing your job. Maybe you have started receiving a lot of criticism over your work, and it’s got you feeling like you don’t even want to create anymore. Or maybe you’re just tired, feeling worn out and in need of a break. We all go through situations like these. Everyone goes through them and some more than others. It’s hard. But it’s your choice how you will deal with it. You can choose to press on or be defeated. The power is in your hands!

I’ve heard a lot of comments to the effect of “one day when I have X, then I will be able to live an inspired life.” You can fill in the blank with your own perceived limitations: money, a better job, more space to create in, a more supportive relationship, more time (!!!!), etc. Don’t wait for life to be perfect. It never will be. Start living your inspired life now. BE YOU! NO ONE ELSE!

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