Although Youth of a Nation is an “Award free blog” I was recently nominated for the Inspiring Blogger Award from http://dorianshand.wordpress.com/. I was so thankful for such an award that it got me thinking.
Have you ever thought about why you are inspired by another person? What qualities do you see in that person that stimulate or influence you? These are the questions I ask myself whenever I think about what it takes to be a character-based leader, and my ability to inspire the people around me. And then I look for how I might awaken those same qualities in me, so that I might be able to inspire or gently motivate and support others to step into their own greatness, the power they have had all along. In the end, I have learned that it isn’t easy to inspire others if that is the only thing you are setting out to do. Everything needed to inspire everyone around you is contained within you – it is your character and how you live your life.
“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”