I figured it was time to make an entry as it’s been a while. Last night I had a strange dream about a huge open stadium, that could hold tens of thousands of people. It was a dome and not illuminated, vast sounds that echoed and resonated all over. I was preparing for some kind of great speech, I am not sure what the significance is of this particular dream but it was definitely memorable.
I’ve met some interesting people as of late, some new faces, some old familiar ones. It’s nice mixing the old with the new, I’m always a firm believer that we need to perfect the ratio between change or as people call it stepping out of the ‘comfort zone’. Step out too quickly and we stumble and fall, step out too slowly and we lose our faith and return back. It’s about maintaining that fine steady balance of building a steady framework and than constructing on top of it. Rome was not built in a day and if it was, it probably would be a bodged job at best.
The point is, if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing slowly and carefully with precision and love, not quickly and sporadically whilst hoping for the best. Sometimes we get so hooked up on strategy of life, that we lose touch with our feelings, we focus on one task from the next, jumping through one hoop after the other for that basic sense of accomplishment whilst never taking a moment to stop and be proud of everything we have achieved.
This is an age of blind motivation, people watch talks every day, a charismatic person will stand in front of an audience of usually quite vulnerable and hurt people, then project this shortly lived sense of empowerment in a person, making them feeling invincible within a moment, only for it to quickly subside afterwards. Then comes the selling point at the end, ‘buy my book’ or ‘come to my next seminar for part 2’. Motivation is a money game, it’s the ultimate con, the scam thrives as something deep and understanding, but the reality is much harsher. It only plays to exploit a persons emotions for their next ‘fix’.
“Motivate a person and they will feel it for a day, inspire them and they will feel it for the rest of their lives.”
The quote says it all, inspiration is a seed of motivation that is perpetuated from within, motivation is just, well, motivation. It’s more a feeling, an energy without a cause. Inspiration helps you find that cause and pursue it, without any dependency on someone to give you a pep talk every other day.