Who inspires you? Who do you inspire? Do you ever think about that? Inspiration is not a small deal, in fact it's quite important. I've talked about it often (see Inspiration Matters from last year). Most good presenters inspire the audience. Good leaders and good teachers certainly inspire others and are also inspired by those around them. I've found a lot of inspiration from TED over the years, and Sir Ken Robinson is without a doubt my favorite TED presenter of all time. Below Sir Ken gives an amazing 2-minute talk on his source of inspiration.
Make a list
Who (or what, etc.) inspires you? You probably do not think about it so much. I hadn't. So I made this list. What's your list look like? Here's mine:
What: Jazz, the Zen arts, nature, the sun, the ocean.
Where: Japanese mountains and villages, the Oregon coast, Hawaii.
When: Always when I don't expect it.
Why: No inspiration, no life. Simple.
How: Keep eyes & ears open always; listen more than speak.
Above slide: Lone runner, Cannon Beach. Oregon (USA).
So, who inspires you?
Sir Ken Robinson's new book
I highly recommend The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson's brand new book. Inspiring indeed.