We don’t need to be standing in a museum, art gallery or historical building to feel surrounded by inspiration.
With an open mind and a desire to tap into all the resources available to us, we might say we are surrounded by inspiration wherever we are right now. Seeing is believing, but at times believing is seeing.
Thinking about a specific issue you are facing at present, what input can you take from where you are, surrounded by inspiration, if you give yourself a few minutes to connect with your heart? Perhaps a new perspective comes to mind, or an alternative solution is suggested by looking at the matter without attempting to grasp after ‘the perfect answer’.
Whatever speaks to your heart, as a result of appreciating the extent to which you are surrounded by inspiration, could be worth further exploration. A phrase out of a conversation with colleagues, or a piece of advertising on a previously unnoticed billboard, may be sources of useful input.
Going back to my opening sentence, although we don’t need to be anywhere special to be surrounded by inspiration, a trip to a favourite place is, of course, a great way to stimulate ideas in us. Being around creative people, likewise, is a method to feed our imagination and creativity.
Thanks for reading this ‘Surrounded by inspiration‘ post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).