Ideas are miraculous things. Like seeds, they have small, humble beginnings but with the right conditions and cultivation they not only direct the start of growth, but also guide the design and development of a life to come. They are in effect kernels of inspiration.
So while inspiration is everywhere and can be drawn from anything, I want to share with you just a few of the ideas planted by the amazing minds of Steve Jobs, Alan Watts, George Carlin and others that have helped inspire me to spring to life.
Alan Watts, a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.
What do you desire?
Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
2005 Stanford Commencement Address (It’s long, but worth it.)
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
The American Dream:
“It’s called ‘The American Dream’ because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin
Rethink Your Life:
“..Everybody makes their own path in this world, but a lot of people don’t follow the path that they really feel pulled to.” – Joe Rogan
Michael Jackson (a.k.a MJ), The King of Pop – American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman and philanthropist.
Man in the Mirror:
“If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place, Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change.” – Michael Jackson
Feeling inspired? I’d love to hear what inspires you. Share your sources of inspiration in a comment below.