can be a powerful thing. It can keep you going when all around
you cries out "quit!" It is even more powerful than
motivation. Motivation gives you your basic reasons to keep
going. But inspiration fills those reasons with hope, possibility
and enjoyment keeping the "grind" from becoming
what does inspiration consist of? I posit three elements:
purpose, vision and mission.
your purpose is the crucial first element. Your purpose is
greater than your career, or even your wildest dreams. It
begins with God. You were made by God and for God, and until
you understand that, life never makes sense. His purpose is
revealed in His word the Bible.
you realize your purpose, you can begin to have a vision.
Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people
perish." But how do you get a vision? First, you need
to narrow your perspective. You can't attempt to "ride
off in all directions at once," so to speak. Try to decide
what it is you are looking for, so you'll know it when you
try to locate and choose an opportunity (business, career
or job) which you feel is right for you--which will fulfill
your purpose and thus further your vision. You will probably
have to pick several at first and study the things which each
one offers and try to evaluate the potential of each one as
you see it. Settle on the one which you feel has the most
potential with the least amount of hassle.
have chosen your field of endeavor, stand behind it in every
way and don't quit or change your mind.
said "Without loyalty, nothing can be accomplished in
of yourself as being in it for the long haul, no matter what.
Try to envision, based on what you know, how things will be
down the road. Keep that picture before your mind, and never
Hill said "What the mind can conceive and believe it
can achieve", and the Bible says, in Hebrews 11:1 "Faith
is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
vision stemming from your sense of purpose is firmly implanted
in your mind, let it become your driving force. Let the vision
excite you with the possibility of its fulfillment and you
will automatically begin the next step--you are on a mission.
mission is to bring about the realization of the vision. If
you keep the vision in mind, you will move forward in the
mission, accomplishing enthusiastically step by step that
which is necessary to bring the vision into reality. You will
have developed a sense of excitement, importance and urgency
which will keep the fires of inspiration burning in your heart
and moving you ever onward and upward.
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