How To Find Inspiration In Life

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Let not the failures of your past, shroud,
The dreams that lay buried, still alive.
Bring forth the desires hidden within.
Empower those aspirations, bring them to life.

A glimpse of the world will show the way,
Stay mindful every moment, night, and day.
Each creature, to its purpose and fate,
Nature inspires eternal beauty to create.

Inspiring is the ant; it perseveres through pain.
Never despondent, as many efforts go in vain.
So is the tree, supporting all life, sun, and rain,
Benevolent its purpose, with nothing to gain.

Find Inspiration Within

Often the journeys that we undertake are long, hard, and lack any surety of success. Furthermore, we are faced with many choices as we move through the different paths. Our mind starts to get troubled and confused. We begin to worry about our past failures and start to believe in why we cannot succeed.

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One way to deal with such a situation is to find inspiration from within. By relying on our inner desires, we can bring a lot of energy to the fore and fight off negative thoughts and emotions. Every single day when you wake up, your mind throws many problems at you. It tells you several reasons why you cannot succeed at the goals you have set for yourself. You need to shut that part of the brain out. You need to believe in the vision that you have for your life.

Your life is beautiful, and you have infinite potential to achieve what you aspire to achieve.

Lessons From Nature

I believe we can learn from nature. Let’s look at the ant. In the Journal of Biomechanics, researchers report that a typical American field ant can withstand pressures up to 5,000 times the ant’s weight. Jim Rohn, a famous motivational speaker, has developed what he calls “Ant Philosophy.” One of the crucial lessons from his philosophy is “Ants never quit.” Have you ever looked at a colony of ants? Ants toil day and night to ensure that they can gather food and survive. If you put obstacles in their way, they move around it. We should be like ants. We should be willing to carry the most significant burdens happily. Obstacles should never bog us down and instead fight and overcome the challenges that life throws at us.

Look at the tree. It brings life to Earth. It gives us the food we eat and the air we breathe. The tree lives selflessly and supports all the animals on Earth. A lesson we can learn too! We should focus our lives on the service of others. Service leads to gratitude, and gratitude builds a beautiful life.

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A Purposeful Life: Three Key Ideas

“Plant The Trees, The Fruits Of Which Your Children Will Reap.”

Live a life of purpose. Live a life of meaning. Live a life that can inspire millions of people after you. Live a life that encourages the next generation to rise and remember you. Live a life of passion. Live a life that you can be proud of on your deathbed.

Three key ideas to living an inspirational life are as follows:

  1. An inspirational life is a life worth living.
  2. Find inspiration in nature.
  3. A life in service of others is a passionate life.


About Ravi

Ravi is a poet, innovator, and entrepreneur. Ravi got a degree from IIT and Princeton University and lived in Bangalore and California, working at various software startups. He is the author of Be Buddha and regularly blogs at Ravi’s Blog.



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Ravi Tandon

Ravi Tandon

Entrepreneur, software engineer, and author. Top writer in Startup. My books and writings: