Re: Where do you go to find inspiration?

We don't have to go anywhere to find inspiration, it comes to us! All the time.


It comes from people, places, sights, sounds and happenings around us everyday. It comes from watching extraordinary achievements and successes such as Google.

It also comes from within our selves - our own desires, dreams and imagination. We think of many creative ideas, which seem perfectly plausible, and if tried, may even work out.

I see the problem is not the lack of inspiration, but the courage to act on it. Right on the heels of a good idea comes the paralyzing fear and doubt that prevents action. Some inspirational messages address just such situations as well such as Nike's, "Just Do It!" I just saw another one from IBM yesterday, "Stop Talking, Start Doing!"

Inspiration flows in with the rustle of wind during a quite walk in the woods, on busy fifth ave, or listening to the ocean waves at twilight.

We need to learn how not to waste 'inspiration' when it comes, and work on its promise.

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

Getty Images
Sponsored
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

Keep reading Show less

Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.

Napoleon III at the Battle of Solferino. Painting by Adolphe Yvon. 1861.
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
  • Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
  • Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
Keep reading Show less

The most culturally chauvinist people in Europe? Greeks, new research suggests

Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.

Image: Pew Research Center
Strange Maps
  • Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
  • Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
  • British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
Keep reading Show less

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to fight climate change, but is it destined to hit the political skids?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stops by the Sunrise Movement's sit-in protest at Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's office. Credit: Sunrise Movement / Twitter
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.
  • The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.
  • Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues.
Keep reading Show less