Episode 282

The importance of inspiration for introverts

Published on: 15th November, 2022

Hello and welcome to the not so travelling Introvert. Today

I want to talk about inspiration. Every now and then I get asked about who

inspires me, why do I do the things that I do? And to be honest, I don't have a

specific, specific person in mind. There's not someone I want to be or someone

I admire per se.


And maybe it's because I don't really understand the admire

part. I don't know. But inspiration is different as far as how I find

inspiration to do the things that I do, or for new podcast episodes, for

example, or a cross stitch pattern or whatever it might be. Inspiration happens

all the time in everyday life. But sometimes we get so bogged down in the grind

of stuff and just getting through each day, you know, go to work, eat, come

home, eat, sleep, repeat that we lose the access to avenues for inspiration.



And that can be a bad thing. Finding inspiration can be the

key to success in any area of your life. It can help you develop new ideas,

overcome challenges and stay motivated. And if you don't have a way of looking

for inspiration, then life can become very stuck. Inspiration can come from

many places.



It could be a book, a movie, a song, a person. Maybe you

have a hobby that you're passionate about, or a cause that you care deeply for.

Finding ways to spark inspiration or finding things that inspire you, can help

you achieve goals in really random ways. So I want to talk about six reasons

that will help you understand why it's important to find inspiration. So let's

start with new ideas.



If you're feeling stuck, inspiration can give you the push

you need to come up with new ideas. It can help you see things from a different

perspective, maybe create or develop creative solutions to problems. Let's say

you are a writer struggling to create new ideas for stories, for a book that

you're writing. You could try reading books in a genre that you don't usually

read, or watching movies from different cultures. That could help you see

things in a new light and then come up with fresh ideas for your writing.



Having inspiration can help you overcome challenges. When

facing a difficult situation, inspiration can give you the strength to kind of

keep going. It can remind you of your goals and why they are essential to you.

If you are dealing with a personal challenge, you could look to someone who's

overcome a similar obstacle. Reading that story, watching them speak, listening

to them speak, watching a movie about them, can give you hope and ideas of how

you too can overcome that challenge.



Inspiration can help you stay motivated. Losing motivation

when things get tough is so very common. But if you have something to look

forward to, it can help you to sort of just get through those tough times.

Inspiration can give you a reason to keep going even when things are tough.



Inspiration can help you find your purpose or a purpose. If

you're unsure what you want to do with your life, inspiration can help you

discover a purpose. It can show you what is possible. Help you see the impact

that you could have on the world. Maybe your goal is to start your own

business.



When reading about successful or maybe even unsuccessful

entrepreneurs, note what it takes to repeat their success or avoid their

failures. It can give you inspiration and motivation at the same time. Also,

inspiration can help you connect with others. When you're feeling inspired,

it's so much easier to connect with others. Inspiration can help you find

common ground and build relationships.



So that's a great thing. And it can also then lead you to

help make a difference. Inspiration can help you see the potential for change.

It can show you how your actions can positively impact humans and therefore the

world. When you are inspired, you have the power to make a difference.



Say you're passionate about environmentalism. You may be

inspired to start a recycling programme at your school or workplace. Or maybe

you're concerned about social injustice. You may be encouraged to volunteer at

a local nonprofit that helps those in need. No matter what your passion,

inspiration can help make a difference.



It's what's needed when you want to achieve your goals. If

you're feeling stuck, don't give up. You will keep looking for that inspiration

and eventually it will lead you to success. But only if you give yourself time

and space to find inspiration. So that's my final thought for you.



Dear listeners, how much time do you leave every day, week

or month to find inspiration? Thank you for listening. This is Janice @thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build your brand and get hired. Have a great

rest of your week.


Transcript

Hello and welcome to the not so travelling Introvert. Today I want to talk about inspiration. Every now and then I get asked about who inspires me, why do I do the things that I do? And to be honest, I don't have a specific, specific person in mind. There's not someone I want to be or someone I admire per se.

And maybe it's because I don't really understand the admire part. I don't know. But inspiration is different as far as how I find inspiration to do the things that I do, or for new podcast episodes, for example, or a cross stitch pattern or whatever it might be. Inspiration happens all the time in everyday life. But sometimes we get so bogged down in the grind of stuff and just getting through each day, you know, go to work, eat, come home, eat, sleep, repeat that we lose the access to avenues for inspiration.

And that can be a bad thing. Finding inspiration can be the key to success in any area of your life. It can help you develop new ideas, overcome challenges and stay motivated. And if you don't have a way of looking for inspiration, then life can become very stuck. Inspiration can come from many places.

It could be a book, a movie, a song, a person. Maybe you have a hobby that you're passionate about, or a cause that you care deeply for. Finding ways to spark inspiration or finding things that inspire you, can help you achieve goals in really random ways. So I want to talk about six reasons that will help you understand why it's important to find inspiration. So let's start with new ideas.

If you're feeling stuck, inspiration can give you the push you need to come up with new ideas. It can help you see things from a different perspective, maybe create or develop creative solutions to problems. Let's say you are a writer struggling to create new ideas for stories, for a book that you're writing. You could try reading books in a genre that you don't usually read, or watching movies from different cultures. That could help you see things in a new light and then come up with fresh ideas for your writing.

Having inspiration can help you overcome challenges. When facing a difficult situation, inspiration can give you the strength to kind of keep going. It can remind you of your goals and why they are essential to you. If you are dealing with a personal challenge, you could look to someone who's overcome a similar obstacle. Reading that story, watching them speak, listening to them speak, watching a movie about them, can give you hope and ideas of how you too can overcome that challenge.

Inspiration can help you stay motivated. Losing motivation when things get tough is so very common. But if you have something to look forward to, it can help you to sort of just get through those tough times. Inspiration can give you a reason to keep going even when things are tough.

Inspiration can help you find your purpose or a purpose. If you're unsure what you want to do with your life, inspiration can help you discover a purpose. It can show you what is possible. Help you see the impact that you could have on the world. Maybe your goal is to start your own business.

When reading about successful or maybe even unsuccessful entrepreneurs, note what it takes to repeat their success or avoid their failures. It can give you inspiration and motivation at the same time. Also, inspiration can help you connect with others. When you're feeling inspired, it's so much easier to connect with others. Inspiration can help you find common ground and build relationships.

So that's a great thing. And it can also then lead you to help make a difference. Inspiration can help you see the potential for change. It can show you how your actions can positively impact humans and therefore the world. When you are inspired, you have the power to make a difference.

Say you're passionate about environmentalism. You may be inspired to start a recycling programme at your school or workplace. Or maybe you're concerned about social injustice. You may be encouraged to volunteer at a local nonprofit that helps those in need. No matter what your passion, inspiration can help make a difference.

It's what's needed when you want to achieve your goals. If you're feeling stuck, don't give up. You will keep looking for that inspiration and eventually it will lead you to success. But only if you give yourself time and space to find inspiration. So that's my final thought for you.

Dear listeners, how much time do you leave every day, week or month to find inspiration? Thank you for listening. This is Janice@thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build your brand and get hired. Have a great rest of your week.

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The Traveling Introvert
A bite-sized podcast about traveling while running a business and being an introvert.
Not knowing what introversion was until my 30s, I feel that I wasted some of my early years by not really understanding myself. An inspiration for my business is that I want to help others understand themselves better, earlier on in their careers and their lives. Introversion is a very misunderstood area – introverts can suffer mentally and physically because people typecast them or act negatively towards them. It’s not nice to be trapped in a little box. When you label somebody, they tend to act like that label, which stops people from achieving their true potential. I don’t let being an introvert define me, I let it guide me.
If you are looking for some career coaching or just want to reach out
contact me at janice@thecareerintrovert.com