“Inspiration never acted upon remains an aspiration”
I read that quote this morning on my friend, Melissa Malueg’s blog and it really got me thinking. I thought about it so much that I actually felt inspired to write about it. And here’s what I’m thinking.
But here’s the thing:
Unless we are motivated to act on that aspiration, nothing happens; it remains a dream, a hope, a wish. On second thought, something does happen; If we don’t act on an aspiration and it remains a wish or a hope, eventually we don’t FEEL GOOD. And when we’re not feeling good, we’re not vibrating good and therefore not attracting good. Oy vey!
Here’s an example:
I liked what I read this morning and I felt inspired to write this blog. In other words, Melissa’s inspiration prompted an aspiration to write this post.
I took action and turned that aspiration into a real thing.
Now, I FEEL GOOD.
But here’s what might have happened:
- I liked what I read, felt inspired and then aspired to write about it. (That FEELS GOOD)
- I decided I just didn’t have the time to write this morning. (The GOOD FEELING is diminishing)
- I tell myself “It won’t take that long. Just go do it. You know you always FEEL GOOD when you write a post. Just do it!” (FEELS GOOD again)
- I decide my schedule is too busy today and I’ll just do it tomorrow… or the next day… or the next….. (Not so good)
- Since I hadn’t “scheduled” early morning inspiration today, I begin to rationalize why it’s OK not to write this morning, how I might have to give up something later in the day if I take the time to write now, how I need to stick to my schedule or I won’t get everything done… blah, blah, blah!
All that thinking made me feel
So I come to this conclusion:
INSPIRATION is GOOD
INSPIRATION leads to ASPIRATION
ASPIRATION is ONLY GOOD if we take action on it.
What do you think?
Have I inspired you?
Has that inspiration turned to aspiration?
What action will you take (or not take) and how does that make you feel?
Wanna FEEL GOOD? Just do it! You have the time. Right now!