Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa,Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jnr , what do these people have in common? They are all people we regularly cite as inspiration. We consider them people who stand for the ideals we aspire to. These people and many more people we find around us everyday inspire us to be the best we can be in our daily lives.
I asked some colleagues which individual inspires them, most people mentioned their dad, mum, older brother , a friend or even someone they don’t really know. I’m sure you all know at least one person who, regardless of what he or she does has contagious positive, creative energy. Those people inspire you because they stir something in you.Just by being around you,they make you want to be better. People who don’t wait for life circumstances to get perfect (nothing ever does) to go after what they want. Those are the people who allow themselves to think outside of the box, who don’t let naysayers or pessimists to crush their dreams, who simply follow the deepest desires of their heart and allow themselves to be who they are.
Take this girl in the video for example, most people feel inspired by her because she is doing something we all wish we have the courage to do.‘Dance like no one is watching’.
Nelson Mandela after his incarceration for 27 years by the apartheid regime in South Africa, preached a message of reconciliation upon his release from prison. Most people found this unbelievable. How do you extend a hand of peace and love to someone or people who imprisoned you for 27 years,tortured you and took away everything you ever had? That’s not what normal people would do and I am sure we would understand if he decided to declare vengeance day.
There are more stories about Martin Luther King Jnr or Mother Theresa and a lot more people we know and people we don’t even know. The point is, we have those people around us and we can be those people to some other people.
I feel deep appreciation for people who choose to honor their heart’s desires and have courage to follow their dreams regardless of consequences because they teach us by example that it’s perfectly possible to live a fulfilled life motivated by love and turn your dreams into reality.