What inspires you?
There are a lot of things that can provide inspiration – seeing other people accomplish great things, seeing other people overcome adversity, hearing inspirational quotes from great people, even the sheer beauty of nature can remind us just how lucky we are to be alive.
It’s easy to forget what an amazing gift life really is. Our lives are nothing but a cosmic blink. Even our seemingly all-encompassing world is just tiny blue dot circling an average sized star spiraling around a galaxy of 200-400 billion stars, which itself is just one galaxy among billions more. Yet for one brief moment, we get to experience the wonders of existence, of consciousness.
Having a positive outlook on life is a crucial part of finding inspiration. In the paragraph above, did you feel inspired reading about the vastness of our universe and our unique place within it, or did you feel overwhelmed and depressed at the insignificance of it all?
Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it.
Of course, there are times when it’s difficult to feel cheery or positive – life can be difficult. If you’re having trouble seeing the cup as half full instead of half empty, reading some positive quotes about life can help you snap out…REMEMBER life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how you react to it.
One of the most inspiring people I learned of recently is a man called GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER he has a story which goes like this …….
George was walking in a field one day praying and meditating about God. He was an eminent agricultural scientist but he loved the lord.
He picked up a peanut and asked God. “Lord why did you make the peanut ”
The lord answered him gently and Lovely “your mind is too small to contain my answer ,but if you get a pen and a paper I will give you a list of some of the applications which man can put peanuts to.”even to this day the world has not developed all the products he was given……… Now whether you believe this story or not is not an issue. AFRICA NEED MORE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER….I believe in ECYE we are bringing that GEORGE WASHINGTON spirit in Africa … I believe in my team and I know we are going to make that change……. We need a generation of ENTREPRENEURS who looks at every single crop and mineral we produce and ask the same question “What can we do with this, beyond simply exploring it as a raw material… ECYE IS HERE